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Evidence of Human Herpesvirus 6 Infection in 4 Immunocompetent Patients with Encephalitis

Erin Isaacson, Carol A. Glaser, Bagher Forghani, Zahwa Amad, Mark Wallace, Robert W. Armstrong, Maurice M. Exner and Scott Schmid

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 40, issue 6, pages 890-893
Published in print March 2005 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online March 2005 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/427944
Evidence of Human Herpesvirus 6 Infection in 4 Immunocompetent Patients with Encephalitis

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We describe 4 patients with encephalitis due to possible reactivation of human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) infection who were enrolled in the California Encephalitis Project. All were immunocompetent and had HHV-6 loads determined in cerebrospinal fluid specimens. Tests for detection of HHV-6 should be considered for individuals with encephalitis.

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

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