Author(s): Levine PH, Jahan N, Murari P, Manak M, Jaffe ES
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Abstract After preliminary serologic data demonstrated elevated antibody titers to human herpesvirus (HHV) 6 in patients with sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy (SHML) or Rosai-Dorfman disease, tissues were examined from 9 patients with classical SHML to search for evidence of HHV-6 infection. Involved tissues from 7 of the 9 patients had detectable HHV-6 by in situ hybridization: Tissue from 1 had detectable Epstein-Barr virus genome but no HHV-6 and tissue from another had no detectable HHV-6 or Epstein-Barr virus. These studies suggest that HHV-6 and, to a lesser extent, Epstein-Barr virus may be involved in the etiology of SHML.
This article was published in J Infect Dis
and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy