human herpesvirus 5

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human herpesvirus 5

a highly species-specific herpesvirus (Cytomegalovirus) with particular affinity for the salivary gland tissue.
Synonym(s): salivary gland virus, salivary virus


(CMV) (sī'tō-meg'ă-lō-vī'rŭs)
A group of herpesviruses infecting humans and other animals, many having special affinity for salivary glands, and causing development of characteristic inclusions in the cytoplasm or nucleus. Most infections are asymptomatic, but if symptoms are present, they manifest as mononucleosislike illness. Congenital infection may cause malformation or fetal death; infection in immunocompromised persons may be life-threatening.
Synonym(s): human herpesvirus 5.
[cyto- + G. megas, big]


, herpes virus (her'pez-vi?rus)
Any virus of the family Herpesviridae. See: Herpesviridae

cercopithecine herpesvirus 1

A virus commonly found in macaques but not in other primates. Humans who handle macaques may be infected by bites or exposure to animal blood or body fluids. Although in macaques the virus causes a herpetic rash, in humans it often produces deadly infections of the brain and meninges.
Synonym: B virus; cercopithecine virus 1

herpesvirus hominis

Herpes simplex virus.

human herpesvirus 1

Abbreviation: HHV1
Herpes simplex virus 1. See: herpes simplex virus

human herpesvirus 2

Abbreviation: HHV2
Herpes simplex virus 2.
See: herpes simplex virus

human herpesvirus 3

Abbreviation: HHV3
Varicella-zoster virus.

human herpesvirus 4

Abbreviation: HHV4
Epstein-Barr virus.

human herpesvirus 5

Abbreviation: HHV5

human herpesvirus 6

A herpesvirus that causes sixth disease and childhood febrile seizures. It causes infections in immunocompromised patients (e.g., patients who have received organ transplants and patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection). Among children, infants between 6 months and 2 years of age are at highest risk for this infection, and asymptomatic or unrecognized infection is probably common. The incubation period is about 5 to 15 days.

human herpesvirus 8

A herpesvirus thought to cause Kaposi's sarcoma. It has also been implicated in the pathogenesis of some lymphomas and lymphomatoid illnesses.
Synonym: Kaposi sarcoma–associated herpesvirus; Kaposi sarcoma herpesvirus

human herpesvirus 5