Lymph nodes - not lymphoma
Infectious / parasitic disorders

Topic Completed: 1 July 2013

Revised: 4 February 2019, last major update July 2013

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PubMed Search: HHV6 [title]

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Cite this page: DePond W. HHV6. website. Accessed December 13th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Infection in infancy causes exanthem subitum (HHV-6B), a mild infection
  • May be associated with some cases of histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis / Kikuchi (Diagn Mol Pathol 2006;15:49)
Microscopic (histologic) description
Positive stains
  • HHV6
Electron microscopy description
  • Cytoplasmic and nuclear viral particles
Molecular / cytogenetics description
  • HHV6 by PCR
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