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Table 1 Detection and quantitation of HHV-6 DNA in blood and bone marrow samples

From: Quantitative analysis of human herpesvirus-6 genome in blood and bone marrow samples from Tunisian patients with acute leukemia: a follow-up study

Sample type Detection of HHV-6 (%) and quantitation (range) expressed as copies/million cells at
Diagnosis Aplasia Remission Relapse
Detection Quantitation Detection Quantitation Detection Quantitation Detection Quantitation
Blood 9 [15]a,b 138 (12 – 6 074074) 5 [8]c,d 244 (68 – 6 546567) 18 (30) a,c 112 (26 – 6 675980) 11 (28) b,d 78 (19 – 8 533719)
Bone marrow 3 [5]a,b 34 (12 – 123) Nc Nc 9 [16]a 109 (10 – 245) 8 [17]b 14 (4 – 78)
All types of samples 12 [10] 206 (12 – 6 074074) 5 [8] 244 (68 – 6546 567) 27 (26) 114 (10 – 6 675 980) 19 (26) 14 (4 – 8 533 719)
  1. Nc: Not collected; ap = 0.04 for blood; p = 0.01 for bone marrow; bp = 0.06 for blood; p = 0.03 for bone marrow; cp = 0.005; dp = 0.02.