Herpesviridae

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Herpesviridae

[‚hər·pēz′vir·ə‚dī]
(virology)
A family of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-containing viruses characterized by enveloped virions containing one molecule of double-stranded linear DNA wrapped around an associated spool-shaped protein inside an icosahedron. It includes subfamilies Alphaherpesvirinae (herpes simplex virus group), Betaherpesvirinae (cytomegalovirus group), and Gammaherpesvirinae (lymphoproliferative virus group).
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burgdorferi, hepatitis A, B, and C, human herpes virus 6, herpes simplex virus 1 and 2, Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, and tickborne encephalitis virus.
One study caused a stir by suggesting that human herpesvirus 6 might be a frequent cause of febrile convulsions in young children, but results of a subsequent study contradicted that: It found that the rate of human herpes virus 6 among children was no different between those who had febrile seizures and those who didn't