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Antibodies against human herpesvirus 8 in black South African patients with cancer.

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BACKGROUND: Infection with human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) has been consistently linked to Kaposi's sarcoma, but its mode of transmission, association with other cancers, and interaction with the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) are largely unknown. METHODS: Between January 1992 and December 1997, we interviewed 3591 black patients with cancer in Johannesburg and Soweto, South Africa. Blood was tested for antibodies against HIV-1 and HHV-8 in 3344 of the patients. Antibodies against HH...

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10.1056/nejm199906173402403

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Journal:
The New England journal of medicine
Volume:
340
Issue:
24
Pages:
1863-1871
Publication date:
1999-06-05
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EISSN:
1533-4406
ISSN:
0028-4793
URN:
uuid:00118ecf-3446-442f-8401-a4ec766afe48
Source identifiers:
31498
Local pid:
pubs:31498

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