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 - Mar 16 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • HHV-6B
  • IVIG
  • Meningoradiculitis
  • Valganciclovir

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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