Jpn J Med Sci Biol. 1986 Feb;39(1):25-8. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE
Sera obtained from 3,472 persons in Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and
Indonesia were tested for the presence of antibody to adult T-cell
leukemia-associated antigen by the gelatin particle agglutination test
and indirect immunofluorescence. Among these, only two seropositives
were identified. One was a 30-year-old male Malaysian of Indian origin.
The other was a 42-year-old female Thai who resided in Bangkok. These
results suggested that the infection of human T-lymphotropic virus type
1 might not be endemic in these countries.
Adolescence Adult Aged Agglutination Tests Antibodies,
Viral/*ANALYSIS Child Child, Preschool Female Fluorescent Antibody
Technique Human HTLV-BLV Viruses/*IMMUNOLOGY Indonesia Infant
Malaysia Male Middle Age Philippines Pregnancy Retroviridae
Infections/EPIDEMIOLOGY Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Thailand JOURNAL