Association of human herpesvirus 6 infection with exanthem subitum in Belém, Brazil
Freitas, Ronaldo Barros de
Linhares, Alexandre da Costa
Oliveira, C. S
Gusmão, R. H. P
Linhares, M. I. S
Recent human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) infection was detected in cases of exanthem subitum (ES) involving four children, aged 10 to 24 months, between April and August 1994, in Belém, Brazil. By using the indirect immunofluorescence antibody assay (IFA), significant increases (at least eight times) in antibody concentrations were noted from the acute to the convalescent serum samples, with titers ranging from <1:10/1:80 to <1:10/1:640 (patients 3 and 2, respectively). All children had high fever (over 39ºC) for three days, followed by generalized, maculo-papular skin rash. A physical examination of the children also revealed concomitant, cervical lymph node swelling and tonsillar pharyngitis in two of them.
ReferenciaFREITAS, Ronaldo Barros de et al. Association of human herpesvirus 6 infection with exanthem subitum in Belém, Brazil. Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, v.37, n.6, p. 489-492, nov./dez. 1995.
DeCsInfecções por Herpesviridae / epidemiologia
Exantema Súbito / complicações
Exantema Súbito / imunologia