Seroprevalence of Strongyloides stercoralis infection among HTLV-I infected blood donors in Barcelona, Spain: A cross-sectional study

Fernando Salvador, Elena Sulleiro, Maria Piron, Adrián Sánchez-Montalvá, Silvia Sauleda, Israel Molina

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Abstract

© 2017 Elsevier B.V. Strongyloides stercoralis infection in patients with HTLV-I infection may lead to severe clinical manifestations. The aim of the present study is to determine the seroprevalence of S. stercoralis infection among blood donors who tested positive for HTLV-I infection. A cross-sectional study was performed at the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital (Barcelona, Spain) in 2016. Serum samples from HTLV-I positive patients diagnosed from 2008 to 2015 were retrieved from the Blood Bank, and S. stercoralis serology was performed. Thirty six serum samples from HTLV-I positive patients were retrieved from the Blood Bank. The blood samples came from 36 blood donors, and most of them were born in Latin America (75%), being Peru the most frequent country (11 participants). S. stercoralis serology was positive in one patient, corresponding to a prevalence of 2.8% (3.4% if we exclude donors coming from European countries, where the risk of S. stercoralis infection is highly unlikely).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)412-414
JournalActa Tropica
Volume176
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

Keywords

  • Blood donors
  • Disseminated strongyloidiasis
  • HTLV-I infection
  • Strongyloides stercoralis

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