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Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus
Synonyms Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8), Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV)
Group Group I
Family

Herpesviridae

Subfamily

Gammaherpesvirinae

Genus

Rhadinovirus

Species

Human herpesvirus 8

Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is an oncovirus that is causally associated to Kaposi sarcoma, along with multicentric Castleman disease and primary effusion lymphoma.[1][2] It is endemic to certain areas (namely Sub-Saharan Africa, the Mediterranean region and parts of China), and is more frequent in migrants from these endemic areas and males who have sex with other males (MSMs).[2][3]



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  1. Kaplan, LD (2013). "Human herpesvirus-8: Kaposi sarcoma, multicentric Castleman disease, and primary effusion lymphoma.". Hematology American Society of Hematology Education Program 2013: 103–8. PMID 24319170. doi:10.1182/asheducation-2013.1.103. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Minhas, V; Wood, C (4 November 2014). "Epidemiology and Transmission of Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus.". Viruses 6 (11): 4178–4194. PMC 4246215. PMID 25375883. doi:10.3390/v6114178. 
  3. Rohner, E; Wyss, N; Trelle, S; Mbulaiteye, SM; Egger, M; Novak, U; Zwahlen, M; Bohlius, J (12 February 2014). "HHV-8 seroprevalence: a global view.". Systematic Reviews 3: 11. PMC 3925012. PMID 24521144. doi:10.1186/2046-4053-3-11. 

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