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J Burn Care Res. 2010 Mar-Apr;31(2):365-8. doi: 10.1097/BCR.0b013e3181d0f48b.

High-level human herpesvirus-6 viremia associated with onset of Stevens-Johnson syndrome: report of two cases.

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Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, USA.

Abstract

The pathogenesis of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) remains obscure, but it has been associated with various infectious agents, including members of the herpesvirus family. We present the first report of high-level human herpesvirus-6 viremia at the onset of SJS, suggesting a possible new association. This finding supports the need for further investigation into the possible relationship between human herpesvirus-6 and SJS, which may illuminate the pathogenesis of SJS and bring us closer to achieving enhanced prevention and treatment of this rare disease.

PMID:
20182379
PMCID:
PMC4396637
DOI:
10.1097/BCR.0b013e3181d0f48b
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