Seroprevalence of Human Herpesvirus 8 in Kidney Transplant Recipients in a Single-Center Study From Tunisia
AbstractHuman herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) is a herpesvirus that is always associated with Kaposi sarcoma. An enzyme-linked immunoenzymatic assay was used to detect antibodies to the latent nuclear antigen of HHV8 in kidney transplant patients and kidney transplant candidates from Tunisia. A significantly high HHV8 seroprevalence was documented; 17% of kidney transplant patients and 23% in kidney transplant candidates were seropositive. This is a first report of HHV8 in Tunisia.
SPECIAL REPORT | Transplantation