Fatal encephalitis/encephalopathy in primary human herpesvirus-6 infection

Y. Asano, Tetsushi Yoshikawa, Y. Kajita, R. Ogura, S. Suga, T. Yazaki, T. Nakashima, A. Yamada, T. Kurata

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Abstract

An encephalitic illness with a fatal outcome occurred in a 9 month old girl with virologically confirmed exanthem subitum. Human herpesvirus- 6 (HHV-6) DNA was found in the cerebrospinal fluid at the acute stage of the disease by the polymerase chain reaction, but the virus antigen was not detected in her brain tissue. This suggests that HHV-6-induced encephalitis/encephalopathy may be due to a non-infectious process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1484-1485
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Volume67
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1992

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Human Herpesvirus 6
Herpesviridae Infections
Fatal Outcome
Brain Diseases
Acute Disease
Encephalitis
Exanthema
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Viruses
Antigens
Polymerase Chain Reaction
DNA
Brain
Human Herpesvirus 6 encephalitis

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Asano, Y. ; Yoshikawa, Tetsushi ; Kajita, Y. ; Ogura, R. ; Suga, S. ; Yazaki, T. ; Nakashima, T. ; Yamada, A. ; Kurata, T. / Fatal encephalitis/encephalopathy in primary human herpesvirus-6 infection. In: Archives of Disease in Childhood. 1992 ; Vol. 67, No. 12. pp. 1484-1485.
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Asano, Y, Yoshikawa, T, Kajita, Y, Ogura, R, Suga, S, Yazaki, T, Nakashima, T, Yamada, A & Kurata, T 1992, 'Fatal encephalitis/encephalopathy in primary human herpesvirus-6 infection', Archives of Disease in Childhood, vol. 67, no. 12, pp. 1484-1485. https://doi.org/10.1136/adc.67.12.1484

Fatal encephalitis/encephalopathy in primary human herpesvirus-6 infection. / Asano, Y.; Yoshikawa, Tetsushi; Kajita, Y.; Ogura, R.; Suga, S.; Yazaki, T.; Nakashima, T.; Yamada, A.; Kurata, T.

In: Archives of Disease in Childhood, Vol. 67, No. 12, 01.01.1992, p. 1484-1485.

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