Monitoring of human herpesviruses-6 and -7 DNA in saliva samples during the acute and convalescent phases of exanthem subitum.
- Yuki Miyazaki,
- Hikaru Namba,
- Sadayoshi Torigoe,
- Masahiro Watanabe,
- Nobuko Yamashita,
- Hirohito Ogawa,
- Tsuneo Morishima,
- Masao Yamada
J Med Virol 2017 Apr 27;89(4):696-702. Epub 2016 Sep 27.
Departments of Virology and Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan.
The amounts of the DNAs of human herpesviruses-6 (HHV-6) and -7 (HHV-7) in saliva samples were monitored during the acute and convalescent phases of exanthem subitum (ES) to elucidate the kinetics of virus shedding after ES. A total of 247 saliva samples were collected from 17 children (5 males and 12 females: 8-31 months old at onset). The monitoring period ranged from 152 to 721 days after onset, and in 15 children it was longer than 1 year. Read More