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Additionally, many people infected with HTLV-I or HTLV-II may never develop any disease caused by the viruses.
Because lab tests cannot easily distinguish between HTLV-I and HTLV-II, experts believe many cases of HTLV-II are eliminated from the blood supply as well.
In contrast to HTLV-I, known to cause adult T-cell leukemia, HTLV-II previously had been isolated in fewer than half a dozen people and cannot be definitively blamed for any ailment.
Transmission of HTLV-I and HTLV-II infections to transfusion recipients of infected cellular blood products is well documented.
HTLV-II has also been associated with HTLV-associated myelopathy, but not with leukemia (5).
4 will be evaluated as a qualitative enzyme immunoassay for the detection of antibodies to HTLV-I and HTLV-II in human serum or plasma.
screened for antibodies to HTLV-II in addition to HTLV-I.
The previously described HTLV viruses include the AIDS virus (HIV-1), as well as HTLV-I and HTLV-II, which apparently can cause some leukemias and lymphomas.
HTLV-II is widespread in certain risk groups in North America and Europe, and has been linked to HTLV-associated myelopathy, a progressive, neurological disease similar to multiple sclerosis.
The factors, which cause new blood vessel growth and support longterm cultures of sarcoma cells, were produced in vitro by lymphocytes infected with HTLV-II, a retrovirus that does not cause AIDS.