Human herpesvirus 6

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What is human herpesvirus 6?

Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) is one of the eight known viruses that are members of the human herpesvirus family. HHV-6 is the cause of a common childhood condition known as roseola. It remains latent in most people and can reactivate later in immunocompromised patients.

Common symptoms reported by people with human herpesvirus 6

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with human herpesvirus 6

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Valcyte)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
human herpesvirus 6 (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valtrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
human herpesvirus 6 (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Methyl B-12 Prescription)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with human herpesvirus 6, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with human herpesvirus 6

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Valcyte)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
human herpesvirus 6 (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valtrex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
human herpesvirus 6 (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Methyl B-12 Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with human herpesvirus 6, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has human herpesvirus 6 on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 4
30s 5
40s 6
50s 9
60s 3
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

87% Female
13% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 14
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from HHV-6 patients who have completed their condition history
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