Human herpesvirus-6 is associated with cytomegalovirus reactivation in liver transplant recipients.

@article{Humar2000HumanHI,
  title={Human herpesvirus-6 is associated with cytomegalovirus reactivation in liver transplant recipients.},
  author={Atul Humar and G Malkan and George Moussa and Paul David Greig and G. Levy and Tony Mazzulli},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2000},
  volume={181 4},
  pages={1450-3}
}
Human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6) may be a risk factor for cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease in posttransplant patients, possibly through a direct interaction or through a general immunomodulatory effect. To examine this possibility, 88 liver transplant recipients were monitored with serial HHV-6 polymerase chain reaction (PCR), CMV antigenemia, and CMV plasma viral load. HHV-6 infection was defined by a positive PCR of peripheral blood lymphocytes. Forty-eight (54.4%) of 88 patients had at least 1… CONTINUE READING
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