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Title: Prevalence of Treponema pallidum DNA among blood donors with two different serologic tests profiles for syphilis in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Authors: FERREIRA, S. C.ALMEIDA-NETO, C. deNISHIYA, A. S.DI-LORENZO-OLIVEIRA, C.FERREIRA, J. E.ALENCAR, C. S.LEVI, J. E.SALLES, N. A.MENDRONE-JUNIOR, A.SABINO, E. C.
Citation: VOX SANGUINIS, v.106, n.4, p.376-378, 2014
Abstract: The presence of Treponema pallidum DNA was assessed by real-time PCR in samples of blood donors with reactive serologic tests for syphilis. Treponema pallidum DNA was detected in two (1 center dot 02%) of 197 samples of VDRL>8, EIA+ and FTA-ABS+ donors, and in no sample from 80 VDRL-, EIA+ and FTA-ABS+ donors. Donors VDRL-, EIA+ and FTA-ABS+ lack demonstrable T.pallidum DNA in their blood and are unlike to transmit syphilis. Donors VDRL>8, EIA+ and FTA-ABS+ carry the risk of syphilis infectivity even in concomitance to antibodies detection. Serologic screening for syphilis may still play a role to prevent its transfusion transmission.
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