Human herpesvirus type 8 in HIV-infected patients with interstitial pneumonitis.

@article{Mueller2000HumanHT,
  title={Human herpesvirus type 8 in HIV-infected patients with interstitial pneumonitis.},
  author={Andreas Mueller and Caspar Franzen and P Klussmann and Markus Wagner and Volker Diehl and Gerd F{\"a}tkenheuer and Bernd Salzberger and Dharam V. Ablashi and Gerhard R. F. Krueger},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={2000},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={242-7}
}
OBJECTIVES The new human herpesvirus type 8 (HHV-8) has been detected in all types of Kaposi's sarcomas, as well as in body-cavity lymphomas and Castleman's disease. Recently, HHV-8 has also been associated with encephalitis in HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients. Interstitial pneumonitis, combined with detection of HHV-8 in non HIV-infected patients, indicates a pathogenetic role of HHV-8 in unexplained lung diseases. We have studied two HIV-infected patients, with otherwise unexplained… CONTINUE READING