Variation of Human Herpesvirus 7 Shedding in Saliva

Masaru Ihira, Tetsushi Yoshikawa, Masahiro Ohashi, Yoshihiko Enomono, Shiho Akimoto, Sadao Suga, Hiroh Saji, Yukihiro Nishiyama, Yoshizo Asano

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Abstract

Sequential analysis of human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7) shedding in saliva obtained from healthy adults was performed for 6 months; virus was isolated in 92 (34.1%) of the 270 saliva samples obtained. Frequency of HHV-7 shedding in serially obtained saliva samples varied among subjects. Associations between frequency of HHV-7 shedding and age, sex, and virus antibody titer were analyzed, and, although sex was not associated with frequency of shedding, young age (P = .031) and low antibody titer (P = .006) were correlated with frequent viral shedding (5 or 6 times/6 months).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1352-1354
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volume188
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Ihira, M., Yoshikawa, T., Ohashi, M., Enomono, Y., Akimoto, S., Suga, S., Saji, H., Nishiyama, Y., & Asano, Y. (2003). Variation of Human Herpesvirus 7 Shedding in Saliva. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 188(9), 1352-1354. https://doi.org/10.1086/379040