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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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Human herpesvirus 8 in primary effusion lymphoma in an HIV-seronegative male: a case report.
Geographical differences in human herpesvirus 8 seroepidemiology: a survey of 1,201 individuals in Asia.
Oral plasmablastic lymphomas in AIDS patients are associated with human herpesvirus 8.
Coverage of the Human Herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) Infections pipeline on the basis of route of administration and molecule type.
Molecular epidemiology of human herpesvirus 8 in Africa: both B and A5 K1 genotypes, as well as the M and P genotypes of K14.
Monocytes in Kaposi's sarcoma lesions are productively infected by human herpesvirus 8.
Human herpesvirus 8 is likely a relatively ubiquitous virus.
Human herpesvirus 8 transmission from mother to child and between siblings in an endemic population.
Monoclonality or oligoclonality of human herpesvirus 8 terminal repeat sequences in Kaposi's sarcoma and other diseases.
There is an association between MCD and AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) caused by human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) or Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus (KSHV).
Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8), shed mainly in saliva, is important in KS development.
Some NHL in HIV-infected patients has been attributed to deficient immune surveillance of oncogenic herpesviruses, such as Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8), or perhaps to chronic antigenic stimulation and defective immune regulation.