Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, December 27th, 2005
According to recent research from Germany, "Human herpes virus-8 (HHV-8) is a herpes virus that is always associated with Kaposi's sarcoma. Previous studies suggested a high rate of Kaposi's sarcoma in renal transplant patients in Saudi Arabia."
"The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of HHV-8 in Saudi renal transplant recipients and healthy controls. An immunofluorescence technique was used to detect antibodies to the latent nuclear antigen (LANA) of HHV-8 in renal transplant patients, members of a family affected with Kaposi...
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