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J Clin Microbiol. 1996 December; 34(12): 3223–3225.
PMCID: PMC229489

Presence of human herpesvirus 6 variants A and B in saliva and peripheral blood mononuclear cells of healthy adults.

Abstract

Saliva and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from 44 healthy young adults were tested for human herpesvirus 6 variants A and B (HHV-6A and -6B) DNA by a sensitive nested PCR. HHV-6B infection was ascertained in 98% of the subjects, and 95% were found to excrete variant B in their saliva. HHV-6A was found in the PBMCs of 16%, but was not detected in saliva samples.


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