Journal Article

Human Herpesviruses 6 and 7 in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

David R. Snydman and Vincent C. Emery

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 32, issue 9, pages 1357-1360
Published in print May 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/320000
Human Herpesviruses 6 and 7 in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

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The impact of cytomegalovirus, a member of the β-herpesvirus subgroup of the Herpesviridae, on patients who have undergone transplantation cannot be overstated. However, in the last 15 years, 2 additional members of the human β-herpesvirus family have been discovered: human herpesviruses 6 and 7 (HHV-6 and HHV-7). The impact of HHV-6 and HHV-7 is assessed, as is the well-being of transplant recipients. Also discussed is whether the data on the pathological consequences of infection warrant routine screening for these viruses in solid organ transplant recipients.

Journal Article.  2778 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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