Human herpesvirus 6 meningoradiculitis treated with intravenous immunoglobulin and valganciclovir

Chafic Karam, Manuel Revuelta, Daniel MacGowan

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Abstract

Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) is being increasingly associated with multiple neurological conditions. The authors report the case of a 26-year-old man with subacute meningoradiculitis initially treated with intravenous immunoglobulin. The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) showed pleocytosis and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was positive for HHV-6 type B DNA in the CSF and peripheral blood. He was subsequently treated with valganciclovir with near resolution of his symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-109
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of NeuroVirology
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Human Herpesvirus 6
Intravenous Immunoglobulins
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Cercopithecine Herpesvirus 1
Leukocytosis
Polymerase Chain Reaction
DNA
valganciclovir

Keywords

  • HHV-6B
  • IVIG
  • Meningoradiculitis
  • Valganciclovir

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Neurology

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Human herpesvirus 6 meningoradiculitis treated with intravenous immunoglobulin and valganciclovir. / Karam, Chafic; Revuelta, Manuel; MacGowan, Daniel.

In: Journal of NeuroVirology, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2009, p. 108-109.

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