A case of primary infection by human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) variant A in a 54-year-old woman, which occurred at the same time as the onset of encephalomyelitis, is reported. The correlation between the two events is discussed. It is speculated that, during the early phase of the infection, the HHV-6 spread to the central nervous system and triggered a pathogenic process that initially developed without symptoms. When the neurological disorders appeared, HHV-6 had already established a latent state: only the virus carried by infected blood cells was detected in the cerebrospinal fluid.

Case report: primary infection by human herpesvirus 6 variant a with the onset of myelitis / Portolani, Marinella; M., Pecorari; W. F., Gennari; Beretti, Francesca; Sabbatini, Anna Maria Teresa; Casolari, Chiara; F., Rumpianesi; Cermelli, Claudio; M., Santini; F., Mori. - In: HERPES. - ISSN 0969-7667. - STAMPA. - 13:3(2006), pp. 72-74.

Case report: primary infection by human herpesvirus 6 variant a with the onset of myelitis.

PORTOLANI, Marinella;BERETTI, Francesca;SABBATINI, Anna Maria Teresa;CASOLARI, Chiara;CERMELLI, Claudio;
2006

Abstract

A case of primary infection by human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) variant A in a 54-year-old woman, which occurred at the same time as the onset of encephalomyelitis, is reported. The correlation between the two events is discussed. It is speculated that, during the early phase of the infection, the HHV-6 spread to the central nervous system and triggered a pathogenic process that initially developed without symptoms. When the neurological disorders appeared, HHV-6 had already established a latent state: only the virus carried by infected blood cells was detected in the cerebrospinal fluid.
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Case report: primary infection by human herpesvirus 6 variant a with the onset of myelitis / Portolani, Marinella; M., Pecorari; W. F., Gennari; Beretti, Francesca; Sabbatini, Anna Maria Teresa; Casolari, Chiara; F., Rumpianesi; Cermelli, Claudio; M., Santini; F., Mori. - In: HERPES. - ISSN 0969-7667. - STAMPA. - 13:3(2006), pp. 72-74.
Portolani, Marinella; M., Pecorari; W. F., Gennari; Beretti, Francesca; Sabbatini, Anna Maria Teresa; Casolari, Chiara; F., Rumpianesi; Cermelli, Claudio; M., Santini; F., Mori
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