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herpesvirus,

any of the family (Herpesviridae) of common DNA-containing viruses, many of which are associated with human disease. See cytomegaloviruscytomegalovirus
, member of the herpesvirus family that can cause serious complications in persons with weakened immune systems and infants. A common virus, it is estimated that up to 80% of Americans carry cytomegalovirus by the time they reach adulthood.
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; Epstein-Barr virusEpstein-Barr virus
(EBV), herpesvirus that is the major cause of infectious mononucleosis and is associated with a number of cancers, particularly lymphomas in immunosuppressed persons, including persons with AIDS.
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; herpes simplexherpes simplex
, an acute viral infection of the skin characterized by one or more painful, itching blisters filled with clear fluid. It is caused by either of two herpes simplex viruses: Type 1, herpes labialis,
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; herpes zosterherpes zoster,
infection of a ganglion (nerve center) with severe pain and a blisterlike eruption in the area of the nerve distribution, a condition called shingles. The causative organism is varicella zoster, a common, filtrable virus that is also known to cause chicken pox.
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herpesvirus

[′hər‚pēz‚vī·rəs]
(virology)
A major group of deoxyribonucleic acid-containing animal viruses, distinguished by a cubic capsid, enveloped virion, and affinity for the host nucleus as a site of maturation.
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Translational challenges of human herpesvirus 6 chromosomal integration.
Human herpesvirus 6 and multiple sclerosis: potential mechanisms for virus-induced disease.
The result of these changes is that very few infants develop human herpesvirus 6 infections in the first few weeks of life.
When analysing the EBNA-1 reaction, a positive signal was only seen with the EBV controls' DNA; no amplification was detected when analysing DNA from other human members of the Herpesviridae family (herpes simplex virus, cytomegalovirus, varicella-zoster virus, human herpesvirus 6 and human herpesvirus 8) or from human origin.
Detection of human herpesvirus 6 in tissues involved by sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy (Rosai Dorfman disease).
Much remains to be learned about the pathogenic role of [beta]-herpesviruses (cytomegalovirus [CMV], human herpesvirus 6 variants A and B [HHV-6A and HHV-6B], and human herpesvirus 7 [HHV-7]) in immune-compromised children.
Congenital infections occur with human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) but not with the closely related human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7), investigators reported (J.
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
Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) and HHV-7, along with cytomegalovirus, belong to the beta subfamily of human herpesviruses.
Human herpesvirus 6 in donor biopsies associated with the incidence of clinical cytomegalovirus disease and hepatitis C virus recurrence.