Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal


Archives   1992

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 out¬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 [1]. Simooya et al [2] 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 clinical¬ly similar to malaria before AIDS related complexes or AIDS is recog¬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 HTLV¬III antibody reactivity.
SUBJECT HEADINGS:   Malaria, Falciparum. Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay. HIV antibodies.
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