A deletion in the chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5) gene is associated with tickborne encephalitis
2008 (English)In: Journal of Infectious Diseases, ISSN 0022-1899, Vol. 197, no 2, 266-269 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Tickborne encephalitis (TBE) virus infections can be asymptomatic or cause moderate to severe injuries of the central nervous system. Why some individuals develop severe disease is unknown, but a role for host genetic factors has been suggested. To investigate whether chemokine receptor CCR5 is associated with TBE, CCR5Δ32 genotyping was performed among Lithuanian patients with TBE (n = 129) or with aseptic meningoencephalitis (n = 76) as well as among control subjects (n = 134). We found individuals homozygous for CCR5Δ32 (P = .026) only among patients with TBE and a higher allele prevalence among patients with TBE compared with the other groups studied. CCR5Δ32 allele prevalence also increased with the clinical severity of disease. © 2007 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved.
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2008. Vol. 197, no 2, 266-269 p.
Alleles Encephalitis, Tick-Borne/epidemiology/*genetics/physiopathology *Gene Deletion Gene Frequency *Genetic Predisposition to Disease Homozygote Humans Lithuania/epidemiology Meningoencephalitis/genetics Receptors, CCR5/*genetics Severity of Illness In
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-43369DOI: 10.1086/524709Local ID: 73655OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-43369DiVA: diva2:264228