18. Prevention and Treatment of Human Herpesvirus 6, 7 and 8 Infections in Transplant Recipients

  1. Deepali Kumar MD, MSc, FRCPC and
  2. Atul Humar MD, MSc, FRCPC
  1. Raymund R. Razonable MD

Published Online: 5 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397949.ch18

The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections

The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections

How to Cite

Razonable, R. R. (2011) Prevention and Treatment of Human Herpesvirus 6, 7 and 8 Infections in Transplant Recipients, in The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections (eds D. Kumar and A. Humar), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444397949.ch18

Editor Information

  1. Transplant Infectious Diseases, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Author Information

  1. Transplant Infectious Diseases, Development and Diversity, Division of Infectious Diseases, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 13 MAY 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470658277

Online ISBN: 9781444397949

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Keywords:

  • prevention, and treatment of human herpes virus 6, 7 and 8 infections - in transplant recipients;
  • primary (preferred) strategy and agent(s);
  • alternative strategy and agent(s);
  • antiviral prophylaxis or pre-emptive therapy - not generally recommended for prevention;
  • HHV-6 prevention;
  • HHV-6 asymptomatic infection;
  • viral syndrome;
  • HHV-8 - malignant manifestations (Kaposi's sarcoma);
  • HHV-7 asymptomatic infection;
  • tissue-invasive disease (encephalitis)