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Seroepidemiology of human T-cell leukemia virus type-I in the Republic of Korea.

Authors
  • Lee, S Y
  • Yamaguchi, K
  • Takatsuki, K
  • Kim, B K
  • Park, S
  • Lee, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Japanese journal of cancer research : Gann
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1986
Volume
77
Issue
3
Pages
250–254
Identifiers
PMID: 2871003
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We investigated the prevalence of antibodies to human T-cell leukemia virus type I (HTLV-I) associated antigens in various patients and healthy individuals in the Republic of Korea. Seventeen out of 6,255 individuals (0.27%) were seropositive. The positive rate in males was 0.21% and that in females was 0.36%, the sex difference being similar to that in endemic areas in Japan. HTLV-I carriers were found in Seoul and neighboring areas, but not in Busan city or Jeju Island, which are adjacent to Kyushu, Japan. The prevalence of sera with definite anti HTLV-I antibodies seems to be very low in the Republic of Korea.

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