Skin rash and HHV6 reactivation in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipient

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Several clinical conditions such as skin rash resembling acute GVHD, bone marrow suppression, interstitial pneumonitis, and encephalitis, may be related to HHV-6 infection after HSCT (Yoshikawa, 2004b). Moreover, an association between HHV-6 infection and acute GVHD was suggested in HSCT recipients. HHV-6 and human

Table 1

Studies for evaluation of clinical features in primary HHV-6 infection (exanthem subitum)

Table 1

Studies for evaluation of clinical features in primary HHV-6 infection (exanthem subitum)

Authors

Study design

Region

Frequency of exanthem subitum (%)

Hall et al. (1994)

Children (< 3 years old) presenting to the emergency room

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