Reactivation of a latent cytomegalovirus (CMV) may occur in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Data of human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6)--a close relative to CMV--in active IBD are scarce. The aim of this study was to detect HHV-6 and CMV antigens in the mucosa of active and inactive IBD.
MATERIAL AND METHODS
79 IBD patients (47 ulcerative colitis (UC… (More)