Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus/human herpesvirus 8 and multiple myeloma in South Africa.

@article{Patel2001KaposiSH,
  title={Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus/human herpesvirus 8 and multiple myeloma in South Africa.},
  author={Manish Patel and Johnny Mahlangu and Jayesh Patel and Graham Stevens and Wallace Stevens and U. Allard and B. Mendelow},
  journal={Diagnostic molecular pathology : the American journal of surgical pathology, part B},
  year={2001},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={95-9}
}
Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus/human herpesvirus 8 (KSHV/HHV-8) has been implicated in the etiopathogenesis of multiple myeloma. Although the association is biologically plausible and attractive, conflicting data have been reported, including evidence against the involvement of KSHV in the pathogenesis of the disease. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between KSHV and myeloma in blacks in South Africa, in whom the disease is not uncommon and the seroprevalence… CONTINUE READING