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Clin Infect Dis. 2005 Mar 15;40(6):890-3. Epub 2005 Feb 21.

Evidence of human herpesvirus 6 infection in 4 immunocompetent patients with encephalitis.

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Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory, Division of Communicable Disease Control, California Department of Health Services, Richmond, CA 94804, USA.

Abstract

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.

PMID:
15736026
DOI:
10.1086/427944
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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