A newly developed assay is now commercially available for clinical diagnosis of chromosomally integrated HHV-6 (ciHHV-6)
A group from the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia has reported the development of epilepsy after HHV-6 posttransplant limbic encephalitis (PALE) among children receiving stem cell transplantation with cord blood (CBT).
An international group of HHV-6 experts, investigators and clinicians have published a comprehensive review of chromosomally integrated HHV-6 (ciHHV-6). The article, entitled “Chromosomally Integrated human herpesvirus-6: questions and answers,” is written in response to the widespread confusion in the medical community on how to test or diagnose the condition, as well as how to treat a patient with ciHHV-6 who may or may not have symptoms consistent with HHV-6 reactivation.
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