Human Herpesvirus-8

Macit İLKİT, Erol AKAN
1997 Flora Infeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Dergisi  
DNA sequence of novel herpesvirus was recently discovered in biopsy samples of AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma. HHV-8 was also found in classic, endemic, as well as AIDS-associated KS biopsies suggesting that this viral agent might be associated with immuno-defiency in general. HHV-8 has already been tentatively associated with two diseases, KS and AIDS-related body-cavity-based lymphoma. Available DNA sequence analyses shows that HHV-8 has a high degree of homology, with HVS and EBV, members
more » ... S and EBV, members of the Gammaherpesvirinae subfamily.
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