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Session 3 : Post-Transplant - Day 30 to Day 100
3.0 - How I Diagnose and Treat Unusual Herpes Virus Infections Post-SOT and HSCT - HHV6/7 and HHV8
Presenter: Raymund, Razonable, Rochester, United States Authors:
Human herpesviruses 6 and 7 commonly reactivates after solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and cause clinical symptoms in a minority of patients. Fever and neurologic symptoms have been reported to be caused by HHV-6 infection, especially after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. On the other hand, human herpes virus 8 may cause malignant Kaposi’s sarcoma and lymphomas during the post-transplant period, especially among patients who have epidemiologic exposures. Diagnosis and treatment of these herpesvirus-associated diseases will be reviewed and discussed.
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