Seroprevalence of anti-human parvovirus B19 antibodies in patients attending a centre for sexually transmitted diseases

L. Salvatori, C. I. Lavorino, A. Giglio, L. Alemanno, A. Di Carlo, F. Ameglio, F. Caprilli

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to establish the serological prevalence of anti-human Parvovirus B19 (HP-B19) antibodies in a group of 321 patients attending a Centre for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and epidemiologically examine whether this virus may also be sexually trasmitted. For this purpose, the serum prevalence of anti-HP-B19 evaluated in STD patients (39%) was compared with that of 164 healthy blood donors (10%, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-186
Number of pages6
JournalNew Microbiologica
Volume22
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Salvatori, L., Lavorino, C. I., Giglio, A., Alemanno, L., Di Carlo, A., Ameglio, F., & Caprilli, F. (1999). Seroprevalence of anti-human parvovirus B19 antibodies in patients attending a centre for sexually transmitted diseases. New Microbiologica, 22(3), 181-186.