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Relationship between Anaemia, Malaria Co-infection and Kaposi Sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus (KSHV) Seropositivity in a Population-based Study in Rural Uganda

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Author(s)

  • Angela Nalwoga
  • Stephen Cose
  • Stephen Nash
  • Wendell Miley
  • Gershim Asiki
  • Sylvia Kusemererwa
  • Robert Yarchoan
  • Nazzarena Labo
  • Denise Whitby
  • Robert Newton

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JournalThe Journal of Infectious Diseases
DateAccepted/In press - 7 May 2018
DateE-pub ahead of print - 8 May 2018
DatePublished (current) - 24 Aug 2018
Issue number7
Volume218
Number of pages5
Pages (from-to)1061–1065
Early online date8/05/18
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

We examined anaemia and malaria as risk factors for KSHV seropositivity and antibody levels in a long-standing rural Ugandan cohort, in which KSHV is prevalent. Samples from 4134 children, aged 1-17 years, with a sex ratio of 1:1 and 3149 adults aged 18-103 years, 41% of whom were males, were analysed. Among children, malaria infection was associated with higher KSHV prevalence (61% versus 41% prevalence among malaria infected and uninfected respectively); malaria was not assessed in adults. Additionally, lower haemoglobin level was associated with an increased prevalence of KSHV seropositivity, both in children and in adults.

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