Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Quick Facts - Human Herpes Virus 6!

Hello everyone!

Here are some quick important facts for the Human herpes Virus 6 (HHV-6)

HHV-6 affects T cells binds to CD46.

It has two variants 6A and 6B

The 6B variant causes 6th disease  (easy to remember HHV-6 causes 6th disease)
also called as Roseola infantum or exanthema subitum in children.

Roseola infantum -The disease is characterized by high grade fever wherein Febrile seizures can be seen.
After the defervescence the Rash classically appears.
One important finding is Nagayama spots which are small reddish papular lesion seen on the soft palate.

In Older age grp causes Infectious Mononucleosis like disease.

If you have more facts on it, Do share!

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