Patterns of antibodies against latent and lytic antigens of human herpesvirus 8 in an endemic population and patients with Kaposi's sarcoma in Mozambique.

@article{CaterinodeAraujo2010PatternsOA,
  title={Patterns of antibodies against latent and lytic antigens of human herpesvirus 8 in an endemic population and patients with Kaposi's sarcoma in Mozambique.},
  author={Adele Caterino-de-Araujo and Mariana Cavalheiro Magri and Rolanda Carmen Rafael Manuel},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2010},
  volume={82 9},
  pages={1576-81}
}
The patterns of antibodies against latent and lytic antigens of human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) were assessed using immunofluorescence assays of samples from 155 persons seropositive for HHV-8 seen at public health centers and 24 patients with Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) from Mozambique. Of the 155 persons without KS, 48 (31%) had antibodies against latent antigens only, 29 (18.7%) had antibodies against lytic antigens only, and 78 (50.3%) had antibodies against both types of antigen. The HHV-8 antibody… CONTINUE READING