Weill Cornell Bone Marrow Transplant Program

Human Herpes virus 6 (HHV6) and GVHD

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HHV6 is a ubiquitous virus that is often reactivated after transplantation. Cirrone et al from our center, recently showed how reactivation of this virus was associated with an increased risk for acute graft vs host disease (GVHD).

This intriguing observation provides an opportunity for new research and interventions for preventing GVHD

Cirrone F et al: Early human herpes virus type 6 reactivation in umbilical cord blood allogeneic stem cell transplantation, Leukemia and Lymphoma, Feb 2016

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