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Currently there are about 200 different studied herpes viruses, only 8 types are pathogenic for humans. They all belong to the family Herpesviridae, which according to the structure of the virion and biological properties is divided into three subfamilies: α, β, and γ. Human herpesvirus 6B belongs to the subfamily of β-herpesvirus, genus Roseolovirus. The overview of current information on the etiology, epidemiology, clinical manifestations of infection caused by human herpesvirus 6B is presented. The diagnosis of the viral exanthema using modern laboratory technology is considered.

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Albina G. Pashinyan

Russian National Research Medical University n.a. N.I. Pirogov

MD, PhD, DSc, prof. of N.I. Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation. Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation

L. I Ilienko

Russian National Research Medical University n.a. N.I. Pirogov

Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation

A. N Akopyan

Russian National Research Medical University n.a. N.I. Pirogov

Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation

D. G Dzhavaeva

North Ossetian State Medical Academy

Vladikavkaz, 362019, Russian Federation


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