Monday, 30 December 2013

Human Herpes virus

Human Herpesvirus (HHV) classification

Type Synonym Subfamily Pathophysiology
# HHV-1 Herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) α (Alpha) --Oral and/or genital herpes (predominantly orofacial)

#HHV-2 Herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2)
- Oral and/or genital herpes (predominantly genital)

#HHV-3 Varicella zoster virus(VZV)
- Chickenpox and Shingles

#HHV-4 Ebstein barr virus (EBV), lymphocryptovirus γ (Gamma)
-Infectious mononucleosis,Burkitt's lymphoma, CNS lymphoma in AIDS patients, post-transplant lymphoproliferative syndrome (PTLD), nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

#HHV-5 cytomegalovirus (CMV) β (Beta) -Infectious mononucleosis-like syndrome, retinitis, etc.

# HHV-6, -7 roseolo virus β Sixth disease- (roseola infantum or exanthem subitum)

#HHV-8

Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), a type of 
-Kaposi's sarcoma, primary effusion lymphoma, some types of multicentric Castleman's disease

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