High Prevalence of Distinct Human Herpesvirus 8 Contributes to the High Incidence of Non-acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome-Associated Kaposi's Sarcoma in Isolated Japanese Islands.

@article{Awazawa2017HighPO,
  title={High Prevalence of Distinct Human Herpesvirus 8 Contributes to the High Incidence of Non-acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome-Associated Kaposi's Sarcoma in Isolated Japanese Islands.},
  author={Ryoko Awazawa and Daisuke Utsumi and Harutaka Katano and Tsuyoshi Awazawa and Takuya Miyagi and Kentaro Hayashi and Shigetaka Matori and Hiroshi Uezato and Kenzo Takahashi},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2017},
  volume={216 7},
  pages={
          850-858
        }
}
Background Non-acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is extremely rare in Japan but highly endemic in Okinawa, especially in Miyako Islands. We aimed to elucidate the exact incidence and cause of this high prevalence. Methods Non-AIDS KS cases in Okinawa Prefecture over the past 31 years were reviewed, and human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) seroprevalence in Miyako Islands was determined. We examined whole-genome sequences of 3 HHV8 strains and performed whole-exome… CONTINUE READING
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