Human herpesvirus 8 has been implicated in the pathogenesis of a limited subset of lymphoproliferative disorders in adults, but its role in children is unclear. A prospective evaluation of children with atypical lymphocytosis residing in the Hualien area, where the incidence of adult Kaposi sarcoma is high, revealed 3 cases caused by human herpesvirus 8.
From the Departments of *Pediatrics, †Microbiology, ‡Biochemistry and §Pathology, College of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Accepted for publication February 6, 2004.
Address for reprints: Rong-Long Chen, MD, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, 701, 3 Section, Chung Yan Road, Hualien, Taiwan 970. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org