HH8

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Related to Human herpesvirus 8: Human herpesvirus 6, Kaposi Sarcoma
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HH8Human Herpesvirus 8
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Human herpesvirus 8 infection in children and adults in a population-based study in rural Uganda.
Association of primary pleural effusion lymphoma of T-cell origin and human herpesvirus 8 in a human immunodeficiency virus-seronegative man.
Multicenter comparison of serologic assays and estimation of human herpesvirus 8 seroprevalence among US blood donors.
Absence of immunohistochemical evidence for human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) in oral cavity plasmablastic lymphoma in an HIV-positive man.
Serological and molecular evidence that human herpesvirus 8 is endemic among Amerindians in French Guiana.
Monocytes in Kaposi's sarcoma lesions are productively infected by human herpesvirus 8.
3,5,6,9) In the presence of HIV, KS is associated with human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8, also referred to KSHV for KS-associated herpesvirus).
Because it is the eighth herpesvirus known to cause disease in humans, it is also called human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8).
Herpesviridae, the herpes family of viruses that infects humans, consists of 8 separate species: herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2), varicella zoster virus (VZV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), cytomegalovirus, human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6), human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7), and human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8).
Increasing seroprevalence of human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) with age confirms HHV-8 endemicity in Amazon Amerindians from Brazil.
Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) is considered as the etiological agent of all forms of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), a tumor that frequently occurs during HIV infection (epidemic KS [AIDS-KS]) transplant recipients (iatrogenic KS), elderly men of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern origin (classic KS), and inhabitants of eastern and central Africa (endemic KS) [1,2].