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J Med Virol. 1993 Aug;40(4):343-6.

Frequent isolation of human herpesvirus 7 from saliva samples.

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Department of Virology, Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.

Abstract

Human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7) was isolated frequently from saliva specimens. The isolation rates were 81% (13/16) in adults, 70% (7/10) in children over 1 year old, and none (0/7) in children less than 1 year old, respectively, indicating that infection of HHV-7 occurs during early infancy and the virus shedding rate after infection is very high. Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) was not isolated from saliva specimens although some studies on isolation of HHV-6 from saliva was reported previously.

PMID:
8228929
DOI:
10.1002/jmv.1890400416
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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