Comparative Study of ATL and HTLV-I Related Diseases
Grant-in-Aid for International Scientific Research.
|Section||Special Cancer Research|
|Research Institution||Kumamoto University School of Medicine|
YAMAGUCHI Kazunari Kumamoto University School of Medicine Associate Professor, 医学部・附属病院, 講師 (20128325)
ABRAHAM Blan カリ, バジェ大学, 講師
YANTO Lunard メリーランド大学, ヒトウイルス研究所, 助教授
MOCHIZUKI Manabu Kurume University School of Medicine Professor, 医学部, 教授 (10010464)
HATA Hiroyuki Kumamoto University School of Medicine Assistant Professor, 医学部, 助手 (70271129)
MATSUZAKI Hiromitsu Kumamoto University School of Medicine Associate Professor, 医学部・附属病院, 講師 (30136725)
MATSUOKA Masao Kumamoto University School of Medicine Assistant Professor, 医学部・附属病院, 助手 (10244138)
LUNARDI-ISKANDAR Yanto Institute of Human Retrovirology, University of Maryland Associate Professor
|Project Fiscal Year
1996 – 1996
Completed(Fiscal Year 1996)
|Budget Amount *help
¥3,500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥3,500,000)
Fiscal Year 1996 : ¥3,500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥3,500,000)
|Keywords||HTLV-I / Costa Rica / Indonesia / Florida / Egypt / ATL / HAM / コスタリカ / インドネシア / フロリダ / エジプト|
HTLV-I is a retrovirus associated with adult T-cell leukemia (ATL), spastic paraplegia (HAM/TSP), HTLV-I uveitis and possibly other diseases.
Seroepidimiological studies have been shown distinct geographic endemic clusters of HTLV-I infection and its associated diseases in Southwestern Japan, the Caribbean Basin, South and Central America and Central Africa.
Although the actual incidence of HTLV-I carriers in Asia and Central America is difficult to assess, and values of 0% to 37% have been reported.
Results : (1) Costa Rica : The subjects were 86 patients with various diseases and 25 blood donors in National Children's Hospital in San Jose and 64 psychiatric patients. Three out of 86 patients in hospital were positive for HTLV-I.All of them are female and black from Caribbean Coast. This area is highly endemic for HTLV-I.(Dr.Jose Bonilla)
(2) Indonesia : The subjects were 500 patients with various diseases and 100 blood donors and 100 healthy volunteers at Kristen Indonesia University Hospital. The only one case in this study was indeterminate for HTLV-I.It should be concluded that HTLV-I is not endemic in Jakarta. (Dr.Yunus Tanggo)
(3) Miami (Florida) : The subjects were 40 patients with uveitis. All samples were negative for HTLV-I.(Dr.Janet Davis)
(4) Egypt : We found two patients with HAM/TSP in the Neurology Department of Cairo University. Both patients were males (24,26 years old). (Dr.Ahmed Gohary)
Research Output (17results)