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[Primitive Sjogren's syndrome in France and Ecuador. Possible involvement od HTLV 1]
Cevallos R; Geffray L; Guillevin L; Cevallos L; Veyssier P; Darnige L;
April 30, 1995
Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 1993;86(5 Pt 2):439-41. Unique Identifier :

The authors study the possible involvement of retrovirus in Sjogren's syndrome. They report a preliminary study of 20 French and 13 Ecuadorian patients with a primary Sjogren syndrome. A previous epidemiologic study showed a HTLV1 seroprevalence going from 0.04 to 6% on different regions of Ecuador. The results of this study show the presence of anti-HTLV1 antibodies only in 2 Ecuadorian patients and does not allow a final conclusion of the role of HTLV1 virus. Nevertheless other studies continue on the serie using minor salivary gland specimens obtained by biopsy. Recent publications and the notion of an endogen retrovirus will may be lighten a new day in this research.

Ecuador English Abstract France Human *HTLV-I/IMMUNOLOGY/ISOLATION & PURIF HTLV-I Antibodies/BLOOD Sjogren's Syndrome/EPIDEMIOLOGY/*VIROLOGY JOURNAL ARTICLE

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