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Betaherpesviruses: Cytomegalovirus, Human Herpesviruses 6 and 7

Virology

Specific Viruses and Viral Infections

  1. William J. Britt MD

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0233

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Britt, W. J. 2010. Betaherpesviruses: Cytomegalovirus, Human Herpesviruses 6 and 7. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Pediatrics, Birmingham, AL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Cytomegalovirus
  • 2
    Human Herpesviruses 6 and 7

Keywords:

  • betaherpesviruses-cytomegalovirus, human herpesviruses 6 and 7;
  • cytomegalovirus;
  • patients at risk for acute CMV disease-newborn infants infected in utero, patients with AIDS;
  • risk factors for infection-organ transplantation from infected donor into CMV non-immune host, significant immunosuppression;
  • polymerase chain reaction (PCR);
  • interferon (IFN)-γ-having significant antiviral activity;
  • antiviral therapy;
  • ganciclovir-nucleoside analogue inhibiting chain elongation