HHV-6 was recently identified as the etiologic agent of exanthema subitum. In an attempt to clarify the association of exanthema subitum with different HHV-6 groups, we characterized 9 HHV-6 strains isolated from infant patients. Virus isolated by cultivation in cord blood mononuclear cells were characterized by DNA hybridization to HHV-6 specific probes, monoclonal antibodies and PCR.
Characterization of human herpesvirus 6 strains isolated from patients with exanthem subitum with or without cutaneous rash / DI LUCA D.; MIRANDOLA P.; SECCHIERO P.; CERMELLI C.; ALEOTTI A.; BOVENZI P.; PORTOLANI M.; CASSAI E.. - In: THE JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES. - ISSN 0022-1899. - 166(1992), pp. 168-168. [10.1093/infdis/166.3.689]