Thursday, February 14, 2008

5 - Human Herpesvirus (HHV) classification

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) α Oral and/or genital herpes (predominantly genital)
HHV-3 Varicella zoster virus(VZV) α 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)

Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus
(KSHV), a type of rhadinovirus

Kaposi's sarcoma, primary effusion lymphoma, some types of multicentric Castleman's disease

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