HHV6, HHV7, and HHV8

  • Sunao SugitaEmail author
  • Tomoyuki Inoue


HHV6, HHV7, and HHV8, the newest human herpes virus, are not identified in ocular disorders. However, we have recently noticed that these viral infections are implicated in ocular inflammatory diseases including uveitis, endophthalmitis, corneal inflammation (keratitis, endotheliitis), and optic neuropathy because these virus-positive cases are found to have the viral genome in the inflamed eye. Although the diagnosis of HHV6, HHV7, and HHV8 can be challenging, PCR tests using ocular samples are useful to detect genomic DNA for the viruses.


Aqueous Humor Ocular Inflammation Corneal Edema Intraocular Inflammation HHV8 Infection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory for Retinal Regeneration, Center for Developmental BiologyRIKENKobeJapan
  2. 2.Tane Memorial Eye HospitalOsakaJapan
  3. 3.Department of OphthalmologyEhime University School of MedicineEhimeJapan

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