Human Herpes Virus 6 (obligate intracellular), double-stranded DNA virus, one of the Herpes viruses.
(1x Serum/SST tube)
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Human Herpes Virus 6 (HHV-6)
Saliva: shedding of viral particles into saliva (prevalance of HHV-6 between 3 and 90% in saliva), latency in salivary glands, haematopoetic (blood-building) system.
Exanthema subitum (Roseola infantum, sixth disease) with high temperature followed by a rash.
Co-factor in Chronic fatique syndrome (CFS), Multiple Sclerosis (neurovirulent), Hashimoto´s thyroiditis, cancer (Kaposi´s sarkoma), temporal lobe epilepsy, optic neuritis, hepatic dysfunction/failure, fibromyalgia, AIDS, cancer temporal lobe epilepsy, reactivation by organ transplantation: encephalitis, pneumonitis, bone marrow suppression.