Prevalence and risk factors for betaherpesvirus DNAemia in children >3 weeks and <2 years of age admitted to a large referral hospital in sub-Saharan Africa.

@article{Tembo2015PrevalenceAR,
  title={Prevalence and risk factors for betaherpesvirus DNAemia in children >3 weeks and <2 years of age admitted to a large referral hospital in sub-Saharan Africa.},
  author={John Tembo and Mwila Kabwe and Lophina Chilukutu and Moses Chilufya and Nyaxewo Mwaanza and Chishala Chabala and Alimuddin I. Zumla and Matthew G. D. Bates},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2015},
  volume={60 3},
  pages={423-31}
}
BACKGROUND Betaherpesviruses are established causes of morbidity and mortality in immunosuppressed patient groups but have been little studied in sub-Saharan Africa, the epicenter of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic. In this region, primary infections with human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) and human herpesvirus type 6 (HHV-6) type 6 are endemic in infancy, but the clinical impact of these infections among pediatric inpatient groups is poorly characterized and assumptive, based largely… CONTINUE READING
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