Lack of Evidence of Active Human Herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7) Infection in Three Cases of Pityriasis Rosea in Children

Authors

  • Antonio A.T. Chuh M.R.C.P. (U.K.), M.R.C.P. (Irel), DipDerm,

    1. Honorary Assistant Professor and Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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  • J.S.M. Peiris D.Phil. (Oxon), F.R.C.Path.

    1. Honorary Assistant Professor and Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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Antonio A.T. Chuh M.R.C.P. Shop B5, Ning Yeung Terrace, 78 Bonham Rd., Ground Floor, Hong Kong, or e-mail: achuh@iohk.com.

Abstract

Three cases of pityriasis rosea in Chinese children are presented. Using polymerase chain reaction for detection of human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7) DNA in plasma and peripheral blood lymphocytes, we find no evidence of active HHV-7 infection.

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