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[Human T-cell leukemia (lymphoma) virus (HTLV-I) antibodies in Danish patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma]


Hautarzt. 1986 May;37(5):263-5. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

HTLV-I antibodies were found in 10 out of 68 patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (14%). HTLV antibodies were found in the earliest pre-diagnostic stage [Mycosis fungoides I (MF I), histologically non-diagnostic] as well as in the later stages (MF-III), where tumour cells are histologically apparent and the skin lesions have progressed from the plaque stage to the tumour stage. Of 4 patients with lymphomatoid papulosis, only 1 had positive HTLV antibody sera. Sequential studies of 6 patients demonstrated that the presence of HTLV-I antibodies was independent of the clinical remission - relapse stages in these patients. The present results show that HTLV-I or a related virus is found in Denmark and probably more widely distributed than was previously thought.

Antibodies, Viral/*ANALYSIS Denmark English Abstract Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay Human HTLV-BLV Viruses/IMMUNOLOGY Lymphoma/*IMMUNOLOGY Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis/IMMUNOLOGY Mycosis Fungoides/IMMUNOLOGY Retroviridae Infections/*IMMUNOLOGY Sezary Syndrome/IMMUNOLOGY Skin Neoplasms/*IMMUNOLOGY T-Lymphocytes/IMMUNOLOGY JOURNAL ARTICLE


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