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Torque Teno Virus (TTV) Among β-Thalassemia and Haemodialysis Patients from Mazandaran Province (North of Iran)
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Torque Teno virus (TTV) is a transfusion transmitted virus that seems to be involved in several complications such as acute respiratory diseases, liver diseases, AIDS, cancer, and autoimmune reactions.  In the present study the frequency of TTV was investigated among β- thalassemia (BT) and haemodialysis (HD) patients (high risk patients for TTV) in Mazandaran province, Iran. DNA was extracted from the serum of 82 BT and 100 HD patients, and nested PCR method was applied to detect TTV DNA. The aspartate transaminase (AST) and alanine transaminase (ALT) enzyme levels in BT patients were measured using photometric assay.  The mean ages of BT and HD patients were 23.4± 5.4 and 48.8 ± 8.2 years, respectively.  21% of HD, and 26.8% of BT patients were infected with TTV, respectively. The frequency of TTV was not significantly different between two groups of patients and there was no significant correlation between sex and TTV infection.   The mean AST and ALT levels in TTV positive BT patients was not significantly higher than TTV negative cases. The present study showed that TTV prevalence in BT patients with recurrent blood transfusion was not significantly higher than HD patients. The investigation of TTV prevalence in healthy individuals is recommended to identify if transfusion or dialysis is associated with higher TTV infection. Besides, although TTV infection did not change AST and ALT enzymes in BT patients, the liver involvement may still exist in these patients.

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نوع مطالعه: Short Communication | موضوع مقاله: Infectious disease (Molecular and Cellular aspects)
دریافت: 1395/9/24 | پذیرش: 1395/11/25 | انتشار: 1395/12/10
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Jalali H, Mahdavi M R, Zaeromali N. Torque Teno Virus (TTV) Among β-Thalassemia and Haemodialysis Patients from Mazandaran Province (North of Iran). Int J Mol Cell Med. 2017; 6 (1) :56-60
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Torque Teno Virus (TTV) Among β-Thalassemia and Haemodialysis Patients from Mazandaran Province (North of Iran). مجله بین المللی سلولی و مولکولی. 1395; 6 (1) :56-60

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