Milan as possible starting point of LAV/HTLV III epidemic among Italian drug addicts.

A. Lazzarin, P. Crocchiolo, M. Galli, C. Uberti Foppa, F. Caredda, T. Re, M. Moroni

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Abstract

Sera collected between 1978 and 1985 from 716 parenteral drug-addicts admitted to our Clinic with viral hepatitis were tested for antibodies to HTLV III. None of the patients was showing symptoms suggestive of LAV/HTLV III infection at the time of sera collection. Positivity for HTLV III antibody was found and confirmed (by ELISA) in 212 subjects (29.6%). The earliest positivity appeared in a serum sample collected in February 1979. These and other data point to Milan as to the actual source of the Italian PDAs-linked LAV/HTLV-III epidemic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-13
Number of pages5
JournalBollettino dell'Istituto Sieroterapico Milanese
Volume66
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1987

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Milan as possible starting point of LAV/HTLV III epidemic among Italian drug addicts. / Lazzarin, A.; Crocchiolo, P.; Galli, M.; Uberti Foppa, C.; Caredda, F.; Re, T.; Moroni, M.

In: Bollettino dell'Istituto Sieroterapico Milanese, Vol. 66, No. 1, 1987, p. 9-13.

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Lazzarin, A, Crocchiolo, P, Galli, M, Uberti Foppa, C, Caredda, F, Re, T & Moroni, M 1987, 'Milan as possible starting point of LAV/HTLV III epidemic among Italian drug addicts.', Bollettino dell'Istituto Sieroterapico Milanese, vol. 66, no. 1, pp. 9-13.
Lazzarin, A. ; Crocchiolo, P. ; Galli, M. ; Uberti Foppa, C. ; Caredda, F. ; Re, T. ; Moroni, M. / Milan as possible starting point of LAV/HTLV III epidemic among Italian drug addicts. In: Bollettino dell'Istituto Sieroterapico Milanese. 1987 ; Vol. 66, No. 1. pp. 9-13.
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