Activation of HHV-6 in lymphoproliferative disorders: a polymerase chain reaction-based study.

@article{Tailor2004ActivationOH,
  title={Activation of HHV-6 in lymphoproliferative disorders: a polymerase chain reaction-based study.},
  author={Piyush B. Tailor and Tapan K. Saikia and Suresh Advani and Robin Mukhopadhyaya},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={1022},
  pages={282-5}
}
HHV-6 is a latent herpes virus persisting throughout the adult life of the infected host in an integrated form and is often activated in immunocompromised situations. Detection of HHV-6 DNA in the plasma of an individual indicates the presence of active viral replication in the host. Because lymphomas are known to be associated frequently with host immunosupression, we studied activation of HHV-6 in 98 patients diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease (HD) or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). HHV-6… CONTINUE READING