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Title: Sequence analysis of the first HTLV-I infection in Germany without relations to endemic areas
Authors: Ellerbrok, H ×
Fleischer, C
Salemi, Marco
Reinhardt, P
Ludwig, W D
Vandamme, Anne-Mieke
Pauli, G #
Issue Date: Sep-1998
Series Title: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses vol:14 issue:13 pages:1199-203
Abstract: In most parts of Europe only a limited number of sporadic cases of HTLV-I infections have been identified. So far, the few cases found in Germany have always been linked to individuals with relations to endemic areas. Here we report the first HTLV-I infection from a German ATL patient without any known risk for HTLV-I infection and with no relations to known endemic areas. The DNA sequence of the provirus was determined, and a phylogenetic analysis based on the LTR sequence established a close relationship with HTLV-I sequences previously found in two Romanian patients. Our data suggest the existence of a previously unrecognized cluster of HTLV-I infections in southeastern or central Europe.
ISSN: 0889-2229
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology (Rega Institute)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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