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HHV Type 8

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Human Herpes Virus Type 8
  • Classification
    • Virus
      • Enveloped
        • Herpesviridae
          • HHV-8
  • Pathogenesis
    • transmission
      • sexual contact
      • saliva
      • transplants
    • molecular biology
      • virus turns on VEGF
Diseases
  • Kaposi's sarcoma
    • associated with HIV patients
    • superficial neoplastic proliferation of vasculature
    • biopsy shows lymphocytic inflammation
Laboratory
  • Characteristics 
    • DNA
      • double-stranded
      • linear
    • enveloped
  • Diagnosis is clinical or via serology or PCR
Treatment
  • None


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