Department of Clinical Laboratory, and Beijing Key Laboratory for Mechanisms Research and Precision Diagnosis of Invasive Fungal Diseases, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing 100730, P. R. China
Department of Dermatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing 100730, P. R. China
Binhai Genomics Institute and Tianjin Translational Genomics Center, BGI-Tianjin, BGI-Shenzhen, Tianjin 300308, P. R. China
Charles Sturt University, Leeds Parade, Orange, New South Wales 2678, Australia
Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, ICPMR - Pathology West, Westmead Hospital, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2145, Australia
Those authors contributed equally to this work.
Drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome (DIHS) is an uncommon, but severe, cutaneous adverse drug reaction [1, 2]. Numerous studies have indicated that reactivation of human herpesvirus (HHV)-6 is an important trigger in the development of DIHS [3, 4]. Detection of HHV-6 reactivation can help in the differential diagnosis of DIHS in complicated cases, e.g. with a fever of unknown origin, which is important for guiding selection of appropriate treatment . Here, we report the first case of HHV-6B [...]