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Fulminant hepatic failure attributed to infection with human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) in an immunocompetent woman

Coppe Laboratories novel immunohistochemistry (IHC) technology for diagnosing life threatening HHV-6 associated organ disease was profiled in a recent publication in the Journal of Clinical Virology (J Clin Virol. 2015 Dec 14;75:27-32, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26745830.)  In collaboration with the University of Chicago we describe the case of a previously healthy woman who presented with a skin rash, mild upper respiratory symptoms, and succumbed to fulminant hepatic failure that was attributed to infection with HHV-6B by immunohistochemistry. The review of the literature showed…

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A fatal case of acute HHV-6 myocarditis following allogeneic haemopoietic stem cell transplantation

Waukesha, WI, The November issue of the Journal of Clinical Virology (J Clin Virol. 2015 Nov; 72:82-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2015.09.013. Epub 2015 Oct 9) reports the first fatal case of biopsy-proven HHV-6 myocarditis post stem cell transplant. Dr. David Baewer, Chief Medical Officer at Coppe Laboratories co-authored the paper with colleagues from Sydney, Australia. The publication reports the case of a 62-year old patient who underwent a matched, unrelated hematopoietic stem cell transplant. On day +13 the patient experienced cardiac failure.…

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Coppe Laboratories Announces Result of Epidemiologic Survey of Wisconsin Tick Pools for Infectious Agents of Human Disease

Waukesha, WI.—Coppe Laboratories, a specialized medical diagnostics company announced results from a 2-yearstudy of Wisconsin ticks and tick-borne illnesses.  From fall 2013-Spring 2014, ticks were collected by the Wisconsin DNR and other individuals across the state and generously donated to Coppe Labs.  Both the blacklegged deer tick (Ixodes) and the common wood tick (Dermacentor) were included in the testing for infectious agents responsible for Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis and a virus known as Powassan.  Over 2000 ticks were collected. Testing…

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