Human herpesvirus 6 infection and Kawasaki disease

M. Okano, J. Luka, Geoffrey Milton Thiele, Y. Sakiyama, S. Matsumoto, D. T. Purtilo

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Abstract

Eighteen of a total of 22 serum specimens (81.8%) from patients with Kawasaki disease were positive for immunoglobulin G or M antibodies to human herpesvirus 6, whereas 10 of 16 age- and sex-matched healthy controls (62.5%) were seropositive. Additionally, increased geometric mean antibody titers of immunoglobulin G were shown in these patients. These results suggest that the status of human herpesvirus 6 infection may be a reflection of the immunologic alterations that are associated with Kawasaki disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2379-2380
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume27
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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Human Herpesvirus 6
Herpesviridae Infections
Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome
Immunoglobulin G
Antibodies
Immunoglobulin M
Serum

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Okano, M., Luka, J., Thiele, G. M., Sakiyama, Y., Matsumoto, S., & Purtilo, D. T. (1989). Human herpesvirus 6 infection and Kawasaki disease. Journal of clinical microbiology, 27(10), 2379-2380.

Human herpesvirus 6 infection and Kawasaki disease. / Okano, M.; Luka, J.; Thiele, Geoffrey Milton; Sakiyama, Y.; Matsumoto, S.; Purtilo, D. T.

In: Journal of clinical microbiology, Vol. 27, No. 10, 01.01.1989, p. 2379-2380.

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Okano, M, Luka, J, Thiele, GM, Sakiyama, Y, Matsumoto, S & Purtilo, DT 1989, 'Human herpesvirus 6 infection and Kawasaki disease', Journal of clinical microbiology, vol. 27, no. 10, pp. 2379-2380.
Okano M, Luka J, Thiele GM, Sakiyama Y, Matsumoto S, Purtilo DT. Human herpesvirus 6 infection and Kawasaki disease. Journal of clinical microbiology. 1989 Jan 1;27(10):2379-2380.
Okano, M. ; Luka, J. ; Thiele, Geoffrey Milton ; Sakiyama, Y. ; Matsumoto, S. ; Purtilo, D. T. / Human herpesvirus 6 infection and Kawasaki disease. In: Journal of clinical microbiology. 1989 ; Vol. 27, No. 10. pp. 2379-2380.
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