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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213954/human-herpes-virus-6-infection-in-pediatric-organ-transplant-patients
#1
Elisa Ylinen, Silja Lehtinen, Timo Jahnukainen, Teemu Karlsson, Raisa Loginov, Laura Mannonen, Irmeli Lautenschlager, Hannu Jalanko
Transplant patients need lifelong immunosuppressive medication, but this reduces their defense mechanisms, making them prone to viral infections and reactivations. We aimed to clarify the prevalence and clinical manifestations of the human herpes virus 6 (HHV-6) infection in children after pediatric solid organ transplants. Clinical findings and viral loads were compared between primary HHV-6 infections and reactivations. The study comprised 47 kidney, 25 liver, and 12 heart transplant patients who underwent surgery from 2009 to 2014...
February 18, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207973/risk-factors-of-human-herpesvirus-6-encephalitis-myelitis-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#2
Naohiro Miyashita, Tomoyuki Endo, Masahiro Onozawa, Daigo Hashimoto, Takeshi Kondo, Katsuya Fujimoto, Kaoru Kahata, Junichi Sugita, Hideki Goto, Toshihiro Matsukawa, Satoshi Hashino, Takanori Teshima
BACKGROUND: Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) encephalitis/myelitis is now a well-known complication after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT), particularly after cord blood transplantation (CBT). In this study, we evaluated the risk factors of HHV-6 encephalitis/myelitis. METHODS: We evaluated 253 patients who received allo-HSCT from 2007 to 2015 at our institute. HHV-6 encephalitis/myelitis was defined as HHV-6 DNA detection in the cerebrospinal fluid or peripheral blood by polymerase chain reaction in the presence of typical manifestations without other concurrent condition which led to the manifestations...
February 16, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202752/human-herpesvirus-6a-hhv-6a-exhibits-restrictive-propagation-with-limited-activation-of-pkr-eif2%C3%AE-stress-pathway
#3
Eyal Sharon, Niza Frenkel
The eIF2α protein plays a critical role in the regulation of translation. The production of dsRNA during viral replication can activate protein kinase R (PKR) which phosphorylates the eIF2α, leading to inhibition of the initial step of translation. Many viruses have evolved gene products targeting PKR-eIF2a pathway, indicating its importance in antiviral defense. In the present study we focus on alternations of PKR-eIF2a pathway along HHV-6A infection while monitoring viral gene expression and infectious viral yields...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135025/acute-liver-dysfunction-not-resulting-from-hepatitis-viruses-in-immunocompetent-children
#4
Tomoyuki Tsunoda, Ayano Inui, Kentaro Iwasawa, Manari Oikawa, Tsuyoshi Sogo, Haruki Komatsu, Yoshinori Ito, Tomoo Fujisawa
BACKGROUND: The objective of the present study was to clarify the roles of cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) in immunocompetent children with acute liver dysfunction not resulting from hepatitis viruses. METHODS: Sixty-eight children (median age 3 years) hospitalized as a result of acute liver dysfunction were enrolled in this study. Hepatitis A, B, and C were excluded. The prevalence of CMV, EBV, and HHV-6 and each viral DNA load in whole blood was prospectively evaluated using multiplex real-time PCR...
January 30, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129450/viral-encephalitis-after-haplo-identical-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-causative-viral-spectrum-characteristics-and-risk-factors
#5
Xiao-Hui Zhang, Jia-Min Zhang, Wei Han, Huan Chen, Yu-Hong Chen, Feng-Rong Wang, Jing-Zhi Wang, Yuan-Yuan Zhang, Xiao-Dong Mo, Yao Chen, Yu Wang, Ying-Jun Chang, Lan-Ping Xu, Kai-Yan Liu, Xiao-Jun Huang
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively identify characteristics and risk factors of viral encephalitis (VE) in patients who underwent a haplo-identical hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). METHODS: A nested case-control study was designed. Cases with VE and controls were identified from a cohort composed of 1274 patients who underwent a haplo-identical HSCT from 2012 to 2015. RESULTS: VE was identified in 30 patients (2.4%).The median time from HSCT to diagnosis was 144...
January 27, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128088/gestational-pityriasis-rosea-suggestions-for-approaching-affected-pregnant-women
#6
Alexandra Monastirli, Efstathia Pasmatzi, George Badavanis, Dionysios Tsambaos
Dear Editor, Pityriasis rosea is a common, acute, and self-limiting dermatosis, which is associated with the endogenous systemic reactivation of human herpesvirus (HHV)-6 and/or HHV-7 (1). It predominantly affects individuals of both sexes in their second or third decade of life and is clinically characterized by the occurrence of an initial erythematosquamous plaque followed by the appearance of disseminated similar but smaller lesions one or two weeks later. Several patients develop systemic symptoms such as nausea, anorexia, malaise, headache, fever, arthralgia, and lymphadenopathy that may precede or accompany the eruption; the latter follows the cleavage lines of the trunk creating the configuration of a Christmas tree and spontaneously resolves within 4 to 8 weeks...
December 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128079/is-there-a-link-between-human-herpesvirus-infection-and-toll-like-receptors-in-the-pathogenesis-of-pityriasis-rosea-a-case-control-study
#7
Mostafa Abou El-Ela, Eman Shaarawy, Mohamed El-Komy, Marwa Fawzy, Rania Abdel Hay, Rehab Hegazy, Amin Sharobim, Nadine Moustafa, Laila Rashed, Khalda Sayed Sayed Amr
Human herpesvirus (HHV) 6 and 7 are involved in the pathogenesis of pityriasis rosea (PR). Our aim was to evaluate the role of the innate immune response in PR through the detection of Toll-like receptors (TLR) 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, and 9 expression in the skin of affected patients and to detect the possibility of being induced by HHV-6 and/or HHV-7 viral coexistence in these patients. Twenty-four patients with PR and 24 healthy controls were included in this case-control study. Biopsy was obtained from the PR lesion and from the healthy skin of controls for detection of HHV-6 and 7 as well as TLRs 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, and 9 gene expression using real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
December 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115404/concurrent-pityriasis-rosea-and-bell-s-palsy
#8
Vanessa Voss, Adam Mattox, Mary Guo
Pityriasis rosea is a dermatological disease with a well-documented clinical appearance, but less is known about causes and treatment. Bell's palsy is a neurological condition leading to acute idiopathic hemifacial paralysis. Recent studies indicate that human herpesvirus (HHV) 6-7 reactivation may be a contributing factor to both conditions. We report a case of the 2 concurrent diagnoses that supports a common contributing factor and suggests further awareness and research into the role HHV 6-7 may play in the aetiology of both conditions...
January 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096984/chryseobacterium-indologenes-a-possible-emergent-organism-resistant-to-carbapenem-antimicrobials-after-stem-cell-transplantation
#9
Osamu Imataki, Makiko Uemura
A 64-year-old female was diagnosed with adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma. She then underwent an unrelated allogeneic bone marrow transplantation with a reduced-intensity regimen. She achieved engraftment followed by HHV-6 encephalopathy. This was complicated by Chryseobacterium indologenes pneumonia. Chryseobacterium indologenes is now a possible emergent organism resistant to carbapenem after transplantation.
January 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092892/deformation-of-erythroblasts-in-transient-erythroblastopenia-of-childhood-caused-by-hhv-6
#10
Akira Ogawa, Ryu Yanagisawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078864/human-herpesviruses-6-and-7-encephalitis-in-immunocompetent-infants-are-they-really-so-uncommon
#11
L Marseglia, S Manti, G D Angelo, G Stroscio, D Impollonia, S Arena, C Salpietro, E Gitto
Human herpesviruses-6 and -7 (HHV-6 and 7) are considered uncommon causes of central nervous system infection and may occasionally cause encephalitis in young infants, however, the clinical syndrome and incidence are not well defined. In immunosuppressed hosts, reactivation is associated with a worse outcome such as encephalitis, hepatitis, or graft rejection. In immunocompetent hosts, this persistent infection is generally of no consequence. We report 4 cases of immunocompetent critically ill children, affected by HHV-6 and -7 encephalitis, admitted to our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072884/structural-and-ultrastructural-alterations-in-human-olfactory-pathways-and-possible-associations-with-herpesvirus-6-infection
#12
Sandra Skuja, Anete Zieda, Kristine Ravina, Svetlana Chapenko, Silvija Roga, Ojars Teteris, Valerija Groma, Modra Murovska
Structural and ultrastructural alterations in human olfactory pathways and putative associations with human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) infection were studied. The olfactory bulb/tract samples from 20 subjects with an unspecified encephalopathy determined by pathomorphological examination of the brain autopsy, 17 healthy age-matched and 16 younger controls were used. HHV-6 DNA was detected in 60, 29, and 19% of cases in these groups, respectively. In the whole encephalopathy group, significantly more HHV-6 positive neurons and oligodendrocytes were found in the gray matter, whereas, significantly more HHV-6 positive astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, microglia/macrophages and endothelial cells were found in the white matter...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051106/u24-from-roseolovirus-interacts-strongly-with-nedd4-ww-domains
#13
Yurou Sang, Rui Zhang, Walter R P Scott, A Louise Creagh, Charles A Haynes, Suzana K Straus
U24 is a protein found in both roseoloviruses Human Herpes Virus type 6 and 7 (HHV-6 and HHV-7), with an N-terminus that is rich in prolines (PY motif in both HHV-6A and 7; PxxP motif in HHV-6A). Previous work has shown that the interaction between U24 and WW domains is important for endocytic recycling of T-cell receptors, but a cognate ligand was never identified. In this contribution, data was obtained from pull-downs, ITC, NMR and molecular dynamics simulations to show that a specific interaction exists between U24 and Nedd4 WW domains...
January 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008656/human-herpesvirus-6-hhv-6b-lymphadenitis-in-dress-syndrome-a-lymphoma-mimic
#14
Steven Johnson, Stephanie Mathews, David S Hudnall
AIMS: Lymphadenopathy, hematologic abnormalities, and constitutional symptoms are among the non-specific manifestations seen in drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), an uncommon but potentially fatal cutaneous adverse drug reaction. The ubiquitous human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) plays a unique role in the pathogenesis of DRESS, with emerging data suggesting that reactivation occurs in most cases and contributes to the clinical manifestations, including lymphadenopathy...
December 23, 2016: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005515/possible-chromosomal-and-germline-integration-of-human-herpesvirus-7-hhv-7
#15
Bhupesh K Prusty, Nitish Gulve, Santa Rasa, Modra Murovska, Pilar Collado Hernandez, Dharam V Ablashi
Human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7) is a betaherpesvirus and is phylogenetically related to both HHV-6A and HHV-6B. The presence of telomeric repeat sequences at both end of its genome should make it equally likely to integrate into human telomere as HHV-6. However, numerous studies have failed to detect germline integration of HHV-7 suggesting an important difference between the HHV-6A/-6B and HHV-7 genomes. In search of possible germline integrated HHV-7, we developed a sensitive and quantitative real time PCR assay and discovered that primers designed against some parts of HHV-7 genome can frequently miss HHV-7 positive clinical samples even though they work efficiently in cell culture derived HHV-7 positive materials...
December 21, 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928011/high-prevalence-of-infectious-adeno-associated-virus-aav-in-human-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-indicative-of-t-lymphocytes-as-sites-of-aav-persistence
#16
Daniela Hüser, Dina Khalid, Timo Lutter, Eva-Maria Hammer, Stefan Weger, Melanie Heßler, Ulrich Kalus, Yvonne Tauchmann, Karin Hensel-Wiegel, Dirk Lassner, Regine Heilbronn
: Seroepidemiology shows that infections with adeno-associated virus (AAV) are widespread, but diverse AAV serotypes isolated from humans or nonhuman primates have so far not been proven to be causes of human disease. In view of the increasing success of AAV-derived vectors in human gene therapy, definition of the in vivo sites of wild-type AAV persistence and the clinical consequences of its reactivation is becoming increasingly urgent. Here, we identify the presumed cell type for AAV persistence in the human host by highly sensitive AAV PCRs developed for the full spectrum of human AAV serotypes...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902331/the-plasma-virome-of-febrile-adult-kenyans-shows-frequent-parvovirus-b19-infections-and-a-novel-arbovirus-kadipiro-virus
#17
Carolyne N Ngoi, Juliana Siqueira, Linlin Li, Xutao Deng, Peter Mugo, Susan M Graham, Matt A Price, Eduard J Sanders, Eric Delwart
Viral nucleic acids present in the plasma of 498 Kenyan adults with unexplained fever were characterized by metagenomics analysis of 51 sample pools. The highest to lowest fraction of plasma pools was positive for parvovirus B19 (75 %), pegivirus C (GBV-C) (67 %), alpha anellovirus (59 %), gamma anellovirus (55 %), beta anellovirus (41 %), dengue virus genotype 2 (DENV-2) (16 %), human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (6 %), human herpesvirus 6 (6 %), HBV (4 %), rotavirus (4 %), hepatitis B virus (4 %), rhinovirus C (2 %), Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV; 2 %) and Kadipiro virus (2 %)...
December 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885344/drug-induced-hypersensitivity-syndrome-caused-by-carbamazepine-used-for-the-treatment-of-trigeminal-neuralgia
#18
Yuko Ono, Tsuyoshi Shimo, Yoshinori Shirafuji, Toshihisa Hamada, Masanori Masui, Kyoichi Obata, Mayumi Yao, Koji Kishimoto, Akira Sasaki
An 88-year-old man was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, and treatment of carbamazepine 200 mg/day was initiated. About 6 weeks later, the patient developed a skin rash accompanied by fever. He was admitted to hospital and diagnosed with drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome (DIHS) caused by carbamazepine. Oral carbamazepine treatment was stopped, but blood tests showed acute liver and acute renal failure. Drug-induced lymphocyte stimulation test (DLST) for carbamazepine, human herpes virus-6 (HHV-6) IgG, and CMV-HRP were negative...
2016: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862208/cytokine-and-cellular-responses-to-human-herpesvirus-6b-in-patients-with-b-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#19
Faten Nefzi, Claude Lambert, Agnès Gautheret-Dejean, Sylvain Fisson, Quentin Khebizi, Abderrahim Khelif, Henri Agut, Mahjoub Aouni
Primary infection with human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6), is followed by its lifelong persistence in the host. Most T-cell responses to HHV-6 have been characterized using peripheral blood from healthy adults; however, the role of HHV-6 infection in immune modulation has not been elucidated for some diseases. Therefore, in this study the immune response to HHV-6 infection in patients with B-acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) was analyzed. HHV-6 load was quantified in blood samples taken at the time of diagnosis of leukemia and on remission...
November 2016: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859994/transmission-of-chromosomally-integrated-human-herpesvirus-6-via-cord-blood-transplantation
#20
Yuji Yamada, Tomoo Osumi, Ken-Ichi Imadome, Etsuko Takahashi, Tamae Ohye, Tetsushi Yoshikawa, Daisuke Tomizawa, Motohiro Kato, Kimikazu Matsumoto
Chromosomally integrated human herpesvirus 6 (ciHHV-6) can be transmitted via allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. To date, only a few cases have been reported. Here, we report a case identified as transmission of ciHHV-6 via cord blood transplantation. Distinguishing transmission of ciHHV-6 from HHV-6 reactivation in cases with high titer of HHV-6 DNA load after transplantation is important to prevent unnecessary exposure to antiviral drugs that could be toxic.
November 16, 2016: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
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