[Transfusion-associated LAV/HTLV-III infections in Switzerland. Report of 2 cases]

Flepp, M; Täuber, MG; Lüthy, R; Frauchiger, B; Barandun, J; Schütze, M; Joller, H; Frey-Wettstein, M; Vetter, W; Siegenthaler, W (1986). [Transfusion-associated LAV/HTLV-III infections in Switzerland. Report of 2 cases]. Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, 116(14), pp. 426-8. Basel: B. Schwabe & Co.

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Two patients developed signs of LAV/HTLV-III infection one and two years respectively after a blood transfusion. The leading symptom in one patient was generalized lymphadenopathy, while the other patient presented with Candida stomatitis. In both cases, blood transfusions administered in 1983 were found to be the only possible source of infection; one blood donor of each patient was anti-LAV/HTLV-III positive. Family members and sexual partners of the two were negative for antibodies against LAV/HTLV-III. Our findings document the first two cases of LAV/HTLV-III associated disease most probably related to blood transfusions in Switzerland.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases

UniBE Contributor:

Täuber, Martin G.

ISSN:

0036-7672

ISBN:

3008323

Publisher:

B. Schwabe & Co.

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:00

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:18

PubMed ID:

3008323

Web of Science ID:

A1986A779200001

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/25825 (FactScience: 61027)

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