Human herpesvirus 6 and cytomegalovirus in ileocolonic mucosa in inflammatory bowel disease.

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OBJECTIVES 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)
DOI: 10.3109/00365521.2011.605466

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