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Table 2 Seroprevalence of HHV-8 among blood donors, haemodialysis, HIV-positive and renal transplants Iranian patients

From: Seroprevalence of Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) and incidence of Kaposi's sarcoma in Iran

Study Population (N) Male/Female (N) HHV-8 positive cases (%) HHV8 detection Methods References
Blood donors (256) 242/14 5/256 (2%) Lytic [IFA-EIA]* [55]
Haemodialysis patients (118) 63/55 20/118 (16.9%) Lytic [IFA-EIA]* [55]
Renal transplants (100) 60/40 25/100 (25.0%) LANA [IFA]** [66]
HIV positive patients (35) 33/2 16/35 (45.7%) Lytic [IFA-EIA]* [55]
  1. * Positivity was based on positive test of both EIA and IFA assays;
  2. ** Positivity was based on positivity to a single LANA IFA assay;