Intensive care (ICU) patients with co-infections of HHV-6 and CMV are 7.5x more likely to die or have an extended stay in the hospital. On the other hand, single infections with either HHV-6 or CMV did not significantly impact outcome.
Tetsushi Yoshikawa and Yoshiki Kawamura just published an important study linking HHV-6B in brain tissues to sclerosis in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. We asked him about this future plans and whether he plans to treat these patients.
A comprehensive review of HHV-6 has been published in the American Society for Microbiology’s Clinical Microbiology Reviews.
The December 2014 issue of Current Opinions in Virology features a “Special Section on Roseoloviruses.” Top experts in the field contributed a set of 14 reviews that span a wide range of critical topics encompassing the molecular biology and the
Dr. Flamand, a professor and molecular virologist at Université Laval in Quebec city, has written an editorial calling for screening of organ donors for ciHHV-6 status and careful monitoring of recipients of ciHHV-6 donor tissues for signs of active HHV-6 infection and HHV-6 antigen-induced immune rejection. Flamand also questions whether solid organs and stem cells derived from persons with ciHHV-6 should be used in transplantation.
The University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are at the forefront of studying the role of HHV-6 and ciHHV-6 in stem cell transplant patients. We asked their view on the implications immunocompromised patients with integrated HHV-6A reactivating with their own inherited virus.
The cardiology clinic at the Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charité – University Medicine Berlin is recognized as leading center for using state-of-the art mRNA analysis to diagnose active infections the biopsy tissue of myocarditis and heart failure patients.
The inherited strain of HHV-6A in an immunosuppressed infant activated and caused hemophagocytic syndrome that was responsive to antiviral treatment. The isolated strain matched that of his ciHHV6 father.
Drs. Ishida and Shiohara from Kyorin University in Tokyo have publised an inportant new study on the dynamics of herpesvirus reactivations during and after severe drug reactions. We asked them their thoughts on the implications of their findings.
A group from Japan has conducted a retrospective study of 130 patients who underwent stem cell transplantation in an attempt to identify a risk factor for the development of encephalopathy.
New findings suggest salivary HHV-6 levels may be a good biomarker of QOL in patients during the course of chemotherapy.
Study finds high prevelence, high viral loads of HHV-6 in patients with Bell’s Palsy
Dr. Hollsberg’s team at Aarhus University in Denmark has identified the protein responsible for this crucial mechanism of cell-cycle specific interruption.
Branka Horvat, MD, PhD, Director of Research at the International Centre for Infectiology Research in Lyon, France (INSERM), and her doctoral student Josephine Reynaud have recently published an important paper on a new transgenic mouse model
An international group of experts summarize the significant differences between the two viruses.
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