Primary Human Herpesvirus 6 Infection in an Adult

David J. Morris, Anne L. Appleton, Lisbet Sviland, C. A. Schmidt, F. F. Wilborn, W. Siegert, Richard Cone, Lawrence Corey, Robert Hackman, Koichi Akashi, Yoshito Eizuru, Yoshiaki Sumiyoshi

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To the Editor: Akashi et al. (July 15 issue)1 reported seroconversion to human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) positivity in a patient with an infectious mononucleosis-like syndrome, and Cone et al. (July 15 issue)2 detected high levels of HHV-6 genome in the lungs of recipients of bone marrow transplants who had idiopathic pneumonitis. In neither instance did the data prove that the virus caused the disease being studied. In the first report, the observations could have reflected recurrent HHV-6 infection coincident with signs and symptoms unrelated to the virus1,3. The authors interpreted the serologic findings (IgG seroconversion with no IgM…

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1817-1819
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume329
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 9 1993

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Human Herpesvirus 6
Herpesviridae Infections
Infectious Mononucleosis
Virus Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Immunoglobulin M
Pneumonia
Immunoglobulin G
Bone Marrow
Genome
Transplants
Lung
Seroconversion

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Morris, D. J., Appleton, A. L., Sviland, L., Schmidt, C. A., Wilborn, F. F., Siegert, W., ... Sumiyoshi, Y. (1993). Primary Human Herpesvirus 6 Infection in an Adult. New England Journal of Medicine, 329(24), 1817-1819. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199312093292416

Primary Human Herpesvirus 6 Infection in an Adult. / Morris, David J.; Appleton, Anne L.; Sviland, Lisbet; Schmidt, C. A.; Wilborn, F. F.; Siegert, W.; Cone, Richard; Corey, Lawrence; Hackman, Robert; Akashi, Koichi; Eizuru, Yoshito; Sumiyoshi, Yoshiaki.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 329, No. 24, 09.12.1993, p. 1817-1819.

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Morris, DJ, Appleton, AL, Sviland, L, Schmidt, CA, Wilborn, FF, Siegert, W, Cone, R, Corey, L, Hackman, R, Akashi, K, Eizuru, Y & Sumiyoshi, Y 1993, 'Primary Human Herpesvirus 6 Infection in an Adult', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 329, no. 24, pp. 1817-1819. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199312093292416
Morris DJ, Appleton AL, Sviland L, Schmidt CA, Wilborn FF, Siegert W et al. Primary Human Herpesvirus 6 Infection in an Adult. New England Journal of Medicine. 1993 Dec 9;329(24):1817-1819. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199312093292416
Morris, David J. ; Appleton, Anne L. ; Sviland, Lisbet ; Schmidt, C. A. ; Wilborn, F. F. ; Siegert, W. ; Cone, Richard ; Corey, Lawrence ; Hackman, Robert ; Akashi, Koichi ; Eizuru, Yoshito ; Sumiyoshi, Yoshiaki. / Primary Human Herpesvirus 6 Infection in an Adult. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1993 ; Vol. 329, No. 24. pp. 1817-1819.
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