Efficacy of antiviral compounds in human herpesvirus-6-infected glial cells

@article{Akhyani2006EfficacyOA,
  title={Efficacy of antiviral compounds in human herpesvirus-6-infected glial cells},
  author={Nahid Akhyani and Julie Fotheringham and Karen Yao and Farzin Rashti and Steven Jacobson},
  journal={Journal of NeuroVirology},
  year={2006},
  volume={12},
  pages={284-293}
}
The β-herpesvirus human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6) is becoming increasingly recognized as an important pathogen in immunocompromised patients, particularly in post bone marrow transplant (BMT). Reactivation of latent HHV-6 resulting in encephalitis has been reported in BMT and stem cell transplant (SCT) patients. The development of HHV-6 encephalitis can be a fatal complication, the frequency of which is increasing likely due to improved diagnosis with quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of… CONTINUE READING