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Human Herpes Virus Type 6
  •  Classification
    • Virus
      • Enveloped
        • Herpesviridae
          • HHV-6
  • Pathogenesis
    • transmission
      • unknown
    • molecular biology
      • replicates in mononuclear cells
Diseases
  • Roseola infantum (exanthem subitum)
    • high fevers for several days that cause seizures
    • followed by a diffuse macular rash 
      • on chest and trunk
Laboratory
  • Characteristics
    • DNA
      • double-stranded
      • linear
    • enveloped
  • Diagnosis is clinical
Treatment
  • Conservative
    • symptomatic treatment only
 

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