Clinical impact of primary infection with roseoloviruses

Brenda L. Tesini, Leon G. Epstein, Mary T. Caserta*

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HHV-6B primary infection occurs in nearly all children by three years of age.HHV-6 can integrate into the host genome and be passed via germline transmission.Only a quarter of HHV-6B primary infections manifest as roseola infantum in the US.HHV-6B or HHV-7 account for 1/3 of febrile status epilepticus cases in children.Delayed HHV-7 primary infection may be associated with more severe neurologic complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-96
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Virology
StatePublished - Dec 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology


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