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J Pediatr. 1995 Jul;127(1):95-7.

Human herpesvirus-6 infection in children with first febrile seizures.

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Department of Pediatrics, North Shore University Hospital-Cornell University Medical College, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA.

Abstract

We evaluated febrile convulsions prospectively in 42 children to investigate the association between acute human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6) infection and first-time febrile convulsions, using both virologic and serologic methods. Eight children had primary HHV-6 infection documented by viral culture and an additional three by acute- and convalescent-phase serologic studies. These findings indicate that acute HHV-6 infection is a frequent cause of febrile convulsions in young children.

PMID:
7608818
DOI:
10.1016/s0022-3476(95)70263-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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