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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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
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases


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