Human Herpesvirus 8-Related Childhood Mononucleosis: A Series of Three CasesChen, Rong-Long MD*; Lin, Jung-Chung PhD†; Wang, Pen-Jung MD*; Lee, Chan Ping PhD‡; Hsu, Yung-Hsiang MD§The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: July 2004 - Volume 23 - Issue 7 - p 671-674 doi: 10.1097/01.inf.0000128776.45784.80 Instructive Cases Abstract Author Information 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 © 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.