ANNE-MARIE COUROUCE; FRANÇOISE BOUCHARDEAU; ANNE-MARIE JULLIEN; VÉRONIQUE FAUCHER; MICHEL LENTZY
To the editor: Bowen and colleagues (1) reported a very well-documented study on the time course of viral antigenemia and seroconversion after human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transfer by transplantation.
We retrospectively studied six cases of patients infected by HIV through transfusion between November 1982 and April 1985.
The exact day of contamination was identified for five of these patients due to donors' recollection, and a period of infection was suspected for the last patient, who received ten platelet concentrates per day for 20 days.
All available sera from the six patients were tested for antibodies to HIV-1 by enzyme-linked immunosorbent
COUROUCE A, BOUCHARDEAU F, JULLIEN A, FAUCHER V, LENTZY M. Blood Transfusion and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Antigen. Ann Intern Med. ;108:771–772. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-5-771_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(5):771-772.
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