Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) has been identified in skin lesions of patients with Kaposi's sarcoma and is now considered a co-factor for the development of the neoplasm associated with this disease. Several laboratory tests are currently available for use in the detection of HHV-8 antibodies--immunofluorescence and enzyme-linked immunosorbant assays being the most frequently used tests. Epidemiological studies have demonstrated the existence of hyperendemic regions where HHV-8 infection is ubiquitous and often acquired early in childhood. The role of HHV-8 in the development of Kaposi's sarcoma has yet to be clarified completely and data collected from the epidemiological studies of HHV-8 prevalence may be useful in gaining a better understanding of the different factors involved in tumour development.

Sarmati, L. (2001). Serological testing for human herpesvirus 8. HERPES, 8(3), 76-79.

Serological testing for human herpesvirus 8

SARMATI, LOREDANA
2001

Abstract

Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) has been identified in skin lesions of patients with Kaposi's sarcoma and is now considered a co-factor for the development of the neoplasm associated with this disease. Several laboratory tests are currently available for use in the detection of HHV-8 antibodies--immunofluorescence and enzyme-linked immunosorbant assays being the most frequently used tests. Epidemiological studies have demonstrated the existence of hyperendemic regions where HHV-8 infection is ubiquitous and often acquired early in childhood. The role of HHV-8 in the development of Kaposi's sarcoma has yet to be clarified completely and data collected from the epidemiological studies of HHV-8 prevalence may be useful in gaining a better understanding of the different factors involved in tumour development.
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English
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enzyme linked immunosorbent assay; fluorescent antibody technique; human; Human herpesvirus 8; immunology; isolation and purification; Kaposi sarcoma; review; virology; Western blotting; Blotting, Western; Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay; Fluorescent Antibody Technique; Herpesvirus 8, Human; Humans; Sarcoma, Kaposi
Sarmati, L. (2001). Serological testing for human herpesvirus 8. HERPES, 8(3), 76-79.
Sarmati, L
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