Molecular Detection of Human Herpes virus type 7 (HHV-7) among Renal Transplant Patients in Khartoum State, Sudan

Authors(2) :-Hala Siddig, Khalid A Enan


Human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7) is one of eight known members of the Herpesviridae family that infects humans. HHV-7is a member of Betaherpesviridae, a subfamily of the Herpesviridae that also includes HHV-6 and Cytomegalovirus (HHV-5 or HCMV).[1] HHV-7 often acts together with HHV-6, and the viruses together are sometimes referred to by their genus, Roseolovirus. HHV-7 was first isolated in 1990 from CD4+ T cells taken from peripheral blood lymphocytes. This study was carried out to detect the HHV-7 and virus nuclic acid among renal transplant patients in Khartoum state.


This was descriptive study in which serum specimens were collected from 95patient(72male,27 female)- and investigated for HHV-7 DNA using Nested PCR The study group age ranged from 20 to 80years old.

Results:   All the samples were negative for HHV-7.


HHV-7 was not documented in renal transplant patients. Further study should be done.

Authors and Affiliations

Hala Siddig
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Laboratories, Al Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan
Khalid A Enan
Department of Virology Central Laboratory - The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Khartoum, Sudan

Human herpes Viruses type 7(HHV-7).

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 4 | March-April 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 873-875
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1844332
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

Hala Siddig, Khalid A Enan, " Molecular Detection of Human Herpes virus type 7 (HHV-7) among Renal Transplant Patients in Khartoum State, Sudan, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp.873-875, March-April-2018.
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