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Table 2 Detection of CMV, EBV, and HIV in blood samples over time

From: Fulminant anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) concomitant with primary cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, and human herpes virus 8 (HHV-8) infection together with Epstein-Barr-virus (EBV) reactivation in a patient with asymptomatic HIV-infection

Test used 9 months priora) to admission Day 3a) Day 10b) Day 21a)
CMV-isolation, classical and rapid    Positive  
Quantitative CMV-DNA in plasma/serum (copies/mL) Negative 3700 6000 2700
Quantitative EBV-DNA in plasma/serum (copies/mL) Negative 250 520 5600
Quantitavie HHV-8-DNA In plasma/serum (copies/mL) Negative Negative 11000 54000
Quantitative HIV-RNA in plasma/serum (copies/mL) 30,000 31000   27000
  1. a)tested in serum
  2. b)tested on EDTA-blood