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Herpes Virus Type 6 (HHV-6), IgG Antibodies

Includes 1 test
5 Days

Serological testing for herpes type 6 virus is used for laboratory diagnosis and documentation of infections from this virus, such as roseola and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Herpesvirus type 6 or herpesvirus-6 (Human Herpes Virus 6, HHV-6) is a member of the family of DNA viruses, Herpesviridae. This family includes members such as Cytomegalovirus (CMV), simple Herpesvirus type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2), varicella-herpes zoster virus (VZV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and herpes viruses type 7 and 8 (HHV-7 and HHV-8). Infection with HHV-6 occurs early in childhood, with most adults (80 to 90%) are infected with the virus.

Herpes virus type 6 has recently been identified as a causative agent of certain pediatric and adult infections. Acute infection in children - viral rash (roseola infantum) - is clinically characterized as an acute febrile illness with irritability and characteristic rash, among others.

In adults, the herpes type 6 virus has been associated with chronic fatigue syndrome and fever-like episodes that are similar to infectious mononucleosis. The virus has also been associated with diseases of the central nervous system in immunosuppressed patients. However, the majority of HHV-6 infections are asymptomatic. There are several publications where it seems that herpes virus type 6 infection is involved in pathological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, in some cases of female infertility, in some neoplasmshepatic insufficiency, and seizures.

Two different types of Herpesvirus-6 have been identified, type HHV-6A and type HHV-6B. In general, type B has been more closely associated with viral rash, whereas type A has been isolated in patients with immunosuppression.



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