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Liver Transpl. 2009 Oct;15(10):1242-6. doi: 10.1002/lt.21816.

A report of human herpesvirus 6-associated encephalitis in a solid organ transplant recipient and a review of previously published cases.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19146, USA. christopher.vinnard@uphs.upenn.edu

Abstract

Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) is a common pathogen among children, classically presenting as fever and rash that resolve without specific therapy (exanthem subitum or roseola infantum). Also identified as a pathogen in hematopoietic cell transplant and solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients, it has been recognized as a cause of limbic encephalitis, characterized by confusion and amnesia, with magnetic resonance imaging findings of T2 hyperintensity of the amygdala and hippocampus. We report a case of limbic encephalitis associated with HHV-6 infection in a liver transplant recipient, and we review previously reported cases of HHV-6 encephalitis in SOT recipients.

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19790143
DOI:
10.1002/lt.21816
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