Human Herpesvirus 6 Variant B Infection in Adult Patients after Unrelated Cord Blood Transplantation

@article{Tomonari2005HumanH6,
  title={Human Herpesvirus 6 Variant B Infection in Adult Patients after Unrelated Cord Blood Transplantation},
  author={Akira Tomonari and Satoshi Takahashi and Jun Ooi and Tohru Iseki and Kashiya Takasugi and Michihiro Uchiyama and Takaaki Konuma and Muneyoshi Futami and Nobuhiro Ohno and Kaoru Uchimaru and Arinobu Tojo and Shigetaka Asano},
  journal={International Journal of Hematology},
  year={2005},
  volume={81},
  pages={352-355}
}
Human herpesvirus 6 var1iant B (HHV-6B) infection was studied in 23 adult patients who underwent cord blood transplantation (CBT). HHV-6B DNA was detected by quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis after CBT in the sera from 15 patients (65%) at day 14 or 15 (week 2), from 16 patients (70%) at day 21 or 22 (week 3), and from 3 patients (13%) at day 28 or 29 (week 4). HHV-6B DNAemia was found in none of the 20 patients examined at day 7 or 8 (week 1). The overall incidence of HHV-6B… CONTINUE READING

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