Chronic human herpes virus 8 infection successfully treated with valganciclovir

James J. Yun, Veronica Preda, Brad Frankum

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: : A 57 year old Italian female with a 3 year history of constituitional symptoms with non-HIV Kaposi sarcoma was referred to the immunology clinic. She was previously diagnosed with chronic human herpes virus 8 (HHV8) infection with positive HHV8 polymerase chain reaction in serum.

OBJECTIVE: : Is valganciclovir effective in treating chronic human herpes virus 8 infection without Multicentric Castleman's Disease (MCD)?

RESULTS: : She was started on valganciclovir, resulting in remission of her symptoms, improvement in inflammatory markers and clearing of detectable HHV8 viraemia

CONCLUSION: : Valganciclovir is effective in treating symptomatic HHV8 infections without MCD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-9
Number of pages2
JournalWorld Allergy Organization Journal
Volume2
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes

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