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Human Parvovirus 4 Prevalence Among HTLV-1/2 Infected Individuals in Brazil

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Slavov, Svetoslav Nanev ; Otaguiri, Katia Kaori ; Smid, Jerusa ; Penalva de Oliveira, Augusto Cesar ; Casseb, Jorge ; Martinez, Edson Zangiacomi ; Covas, Dimas Tadeu ; Eis-Huebinger, Anna Maria ; Kashima, Simone
Total Authors: 9
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Medical Virology; v. 89, n. 4, p. 748-752, APR 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Human parvovirus 4 (PARV4), a Tetraparvovirus, has been largely found in HIV, HBV, or HCV infected individuals. However, there is no data for the PARV4 occurrence in Human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV-1/2) infected individuals, despite similar transmission routes. Here, PARV4 viremia was evaluated in 130 HTLV infected patients under care of a Brazilian HTLV outpatient clinic. PARV4 viremia was detected in 6.2% of the HTLV-1 infected patients. Most PARV4 positives showed no evidence for parenterally transmitted infections. It is suggested that in Brazil, transmission routes of PARV4 are more complex than in Europe and North America and resemble those in Africa. (C) 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/16623-1 - Molecular pathogenesis and clinical consequences of the infections caused by the human parvovirus B19 and Human Cytomegalovirus among patients with hemaglobinopathies and haemophilia
Grantee:Svetoslav Nanev Slavov
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate