Meningo-encephalitis associated with HHV-6 related exanthem subitum

Acta Paediatr Scand. 1990 Oct;79(10):987-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.1990.tb11369.x.


We report a 10-month-old boy with acute meningo-encephalitis associated with exanthem subitum. It has recently been reported that human herpesvirus-6 is the causative agent of exanthem subitum, and to our knowledge our case is the first report of meningo-encephalitis associated with HHV-6 infection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Exanthema Subitum / complications*
  • Exanthema Subitum / microbiology
  • Herpesviridae Infections / complications*
  • Herpesvirus 6, Human / isolation & purification*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Meningoencephalitis / etiology
  • Meningoencephalitis / microbiology*