Sunday, January 2, 2011


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Human Herpesvirus Six (HHV-6) is one of the eight known viruses that are members of the human herpesvirus family. It causes the disease exanthem subitum (Roseola), a near-universal childhood disease.

HHV-6 is a member of the betaherpesviridae (subfamily of the herpesvirinae) which also includes HHV-7 and Cytomegalovirus (HHV-5 or HCMV). There are two subtypes of HHV-6 termed HHV-6A and HHV-6B.[1]

HHV-6 has been reported in multiple sclerosis patients.[5] and has been implicated as a co-factor in several other diseases, including chronic fatigue syndrome,[6] fibromyalgia, AIDS,[7] and temporal lobe epilepsy[8] but no definitive link has been established.

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