Human herpesvirus 7

Human herpesvirus 7

Human herpesvirus 7 o HHV-7 es un virus de la familia Herpesviridae. Fue aislado por vez primera en 1990 a partir de linfocitos CD4+. Se caracteriza por una organización de su genoma similar a la del HHV-6; de hecho, se ha descrito una actividad antigénica cruzada entre ambos virus. Presente en coinfecciones con HHV-6, se discute si se trata de un patógeno: algunos autores indican que no existen evidencias claras de que esté involucrado en ninguna enfermedad humana[1] mientras que otros señalan que causa roseola infantil.[2]


  1. Cann, Alan J. (2005). Principles of Molecular Virology (4 edición). Burlington, USA. ISBN 0-12-088787-8. 
  2. James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 

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