transmisión vertical de HTLV-1 en el perú

Translated title of the contribution: Vertical transmission of htlv-1 in peru

Jorge Alarcón Villaverde, Franco Romaní Romaní, Silvia Montano Torres, Joseph R. Zunt

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Abstract

Human type 1 T-cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV-1) infection has been described in many areas of the world, including Caribbean countries, Japan, Africa, Oceania and South America. In this review we defne the endemicity of HTLV-1 in the country proposing four epidemiological criteria. Then we discuss the core subject of the review, which is the vertical transmission of HTLV-1. This mechanism is one of the main forms of transmission in our country. Within the development of this particular topic, we present an estimated rate of vertical transmission and the risk factors associated to vertical transmission based on an exhaustive review of the national and international literature. This review pretends to provide a frst approach to the vertical transmission of HTLV-1, an aspect poorly studied in our country.

Translated title of the contributionVertical transmission of htlv-1 in peru
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)101-108
Number of pages8
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

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