Human Herpesvirus 8

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Chapter 249 Human Herpesvirus 8

Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) was first identified in tissue specimens from patients with Kaposi sarcoma (KS). Because of this association it is also known as Kaposi sarcoma–associated herpesvirus (KSHV). HHV-8 has since been recognized as the etiologic agent of two additional lymphoproliferative disorders: primary effusion based lymphoma (PEL) and multicentric Castleman disease.

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