Human Herpes Virus 6 Detection in Children With Suspected Central Nervous System Infection Journal Articles uri icon

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  • Human herpes virus 6 (HHV-6) infection is considered a self-limited disease in immunocompetent children. However, HHV-6 could be associated with various neurologic diseases. We describe 8 children with suspected central nervous system infection and detection of HHV-6 in cerebrospinal fluid. The clinical significance of HHV-6 detection is controversial because it may be caused by primary infection, reactivation or latency.


  • Cosme, Isabella
  • Ramírez, María Alejandra
  • Peñata, Carlos Adrian
  • Beltrán-Arroyave, Claudia
  • Florez, Ivan

publication date

  • December 2020