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Volume 10, Number 8—August 2004

Research

Human Herpesviruses 6 and 7 and Central Nervous System Infection in Children1

Asad Ansari*†2, Shaobing Li*, Mark J. Abzug*†, and Adriana Weinberg*†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado, USA; †The Children’s Hospital, Denver, Colorado, USA; 1This study was presented in part at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, May 2002.; 2Current affiliation: Avera Regional Hospital, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA.

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Table 2

Characteristics of patients with HHV-6 DNA detected in cerebrospinal fluida

Patient Age (d) Temperature maximum (°C) Rash Seizure CSF leukocyte count (cells/μL) Outcome HHV-6 directed treatment
1
5
38.3
No
Yesb
40
Alive
None
2
38
38.4
Yes
No
19
Alive
None
3 10 38.7 No No 1 Deceased None

aCSF, cerebrospinal fluid; HHV-6, human herpesvirus 6.
bInfant of a diabetic mother who had a seizure on day he was born. His serum glucose level was 0. Lumbar puncture was performed for a new fever on day 5 of life.

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