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Revista Médica La Paz

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REAL DELOR, Raúl; MORAL, Aracelli  y  PEREZ, Lis. PREVALENCE OF HUMAN T-LYMPHOTROPIC VIRUS IN BLOOD DONORS IN THE NATIONAL HOSPITAL, PARAGUAY. Rev. Méd. La Paz [online]. 2016, vol.22, n.1, pp. 5-12. ISSN 1726-8958.

Introduction: The human lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is related to adult T cell leukemia and lymphoma and the tropical spastic paraparesis. The transmission is by blood and body fluids. Objectives: To determine the prevalence of HTLV and other sexually transmitted diseases in blood donors in the National Hospital (Itauguá, Paraguay). Methodology: descriptive retrospective study by screening blood donors between 2013 to 2015. Results: between 16,100 donations we found 61 reactive results for HTLV, giving a prevalence of 0.37%. The demographic characteristics of positive cases for HTLV are: mean age 37 ± 12 years (range 19-67 years), slight predominance of males 35 cases (57%). The association with other sexually transmitted diseases could be detected in 11 of the 61 patients positive for HTLV-1, of which 63% were carrying syphilis. Conclusions: The prevalence of HTLV in the blood bank of the National Hospital is 0.37%. The affected by HTLV-1 carriers also syphilis serology in 63%.

Palabras clave : human lymphotropic virus (HTLV); prevalence; blood donor; syphilis; Paraguay.

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