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Human Herpesvirus 8-Related Childhood Mononucleosis: A Series of Three Cases

Chen, Rong-Long MD*; Lin, Jung-Chung PhD†; Wang, Pen-Jung MD*; Lee, Chan Ping PhD‡; Hsu, Yung-Hsiang MD§

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Abstract

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.

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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