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HTLV-2Human T Cell Leukemia Virus type 2
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Accordingly, if GD21 and rgp46-1 were positive, the samples were reported as positive HTLV-1 and if GD21 and rgp46-2 were positive, the samples were reported as positive HTLV-2.
15] Unfortunately, further testing to confirm the diagnosis or differentiate between HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 infection was not performed.
HTLV-2 seems to have less pathogenicity, although there are reports of association with neurological diseases similar to HAM/TSP (4).
Influence of HTLV-2 infection on hepatitis C virus replication in HIV-positive patients.
While HTLV-2 can also cause neurological disease, it appears to be less common than HTLV-1 infection in Lima (18, 19).
Reactive samples are confirmed by a Western blot (Wb) test, capable of discriminating between HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 infections (Genelabs, Singapore).
From 1995 through 1998, donors were screened for antibodies against HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 by standard ELISA (Abbott HTLV-1/HTLV-2 enzyme immunoassay; Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL, USA).
PTLV-1, PTLV-2, and PTLV-3 include human (HTLV-1, HTLV-2, and HTLV-3) and simian (STLV-1, STLV-2, and STLV-3) viruses (1-6).
Human T-lymphotropic virus type 2 (HTLV-2) provirus in circulating cells of the monocyte/macrophage lineage in patients dually infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 and HTLV-2 and having predominantly sensory polyneuropathy.