Reactivation of and primary infection with human herpesvirus 8 among solid-organ transplant recipients.

@article{Jenkins2002ReactivationOA,
  title={Reactivation of and primary infection with human herpesvirus 8 among solid-organ transplant recipients.},
  author={Frank J. Jenkins and Linda J Hoffman and Angela Liegey-Dougall},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2002},
  volume={185 9},
  pages={1238-43}
}
Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) is the causal agent of all forms of Kaposi's sarcoma, including the iatrogenic form that presents in solid-organ transplant recipients. A longitudinal study of HHV-8 seropositivity was conducted among a cohort consisting of children and adult solid-organ transplant recipients. Antibodies to HHV-8 lytic proteins were detected by an indirect immunofluorescence assay in serum samples of 100 transplant recipients. HHV-8 seropositivity increased significantly, from 5.3… CONTINUE READING

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