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Emerg Infect Dis. 2004 Apr;10(4):729-31.

Successful treatment of human herpesvirus 6 encephalomyelitis in immunocompetent patient.

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Teaching Hospital Dupuytren, Limoges, France. eric.denes@unilim.fr

Abstract

We report a case of human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) encephalomyelitis in an immunocompetent patient, which was confirmed by viral amplification from cerebrospinal fluid. Cidofovir was used, followed by ganciclovir, because of an adverse effect to probenecid. The patient recovered. HHV-6 should be recognized as one of the causes of encephalomyelitis.

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PMID:
15200871
PMCID:
PMC3323089
DOI:
10.3201/eid1004.030587
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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