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Bone Marrow Transplant. 2008 Aug;42(4):227-40. doi: 10.1038/bmt.2008.162. Epub 2008 Jun 30.

Management of CMV, HHV-6, HHV-7 and Kaposi-sarcoma herpesvirus (HHV-8) infections in patients with hematological malignancies and after SCT.

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Department of Hematology, Karolinska University Hospital/Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden.


These recommendations were prepared by the European Conference on Infections in Leukaemia following a predefined methodology. Literature searches were made to identify studies pertinent to management of CMV, HHV-6, -7 and -8 infections. For CMV, 76 studies were reviewed: 72 published and 4 presented as abstracts. Twenty-nine of these studies were prospective randomized trials. For the other herpesviruses, HHV-6, -7 and -8, no randomized controlled trial has been performed, although data from some studies with other primary endpoints have been used to assess the management of HHV-6 infection. Works presented only as abstracts were used to a very limited extent. The quality of evidence and level of recommendation were graded according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) criteria.

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