Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal
Volume 4, Number 2
TITLE: ELISA HTLV-iii antibody reactivity of Myanmar patients infected with P. falciparum malaria (Short report).
AUTHOR: Pe Than Myint; Tin Shwe; Than Swe; Khin Pyone Kyi
SOURCE: Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal. 1992; 4(2): 116-117
ABSTRACT: A serological survey on 250 outÃ‚Â¬patients in rural Zaire showed that the prevalence of antibodies against HTLV-I, HTLV-II and HTLV-III as detected by Enzyme-linked-immuno sorbent Assay (ELISA) correlated with levels of antibodies against P. falciparum . Simooya et al  had also reported the relation between falciparum malaria and HIV seropositivity from Zambia. They suggested that many patients with HIV infection may be presenting with an illness clinicalÃ‚Â¬ly similar to malaria before AIDS related complexes or AIDS is recogÃ‚Â¬nisable. Hence this study, the possible association between ELISA HTLV-III antibody reactivity and P. falciparum malaria infection was studied. 73 samples of sera collected from in-patients of Thayarwady Civil Hospital with the following clinical groups were tested for ELISA HTLVÃ‚Â¬III antibody reactivity.
SUBJECT HEADINGS: Malaria, Falciparum. Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay. HIV antibodies.