Other Viruses That Affect the Liver

  • Authors: Lisa VanWagner, MD, MSc, FAST (More Info)
  • Editor In Chief: Stefan Zeuzem, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 9/4/18 (What's New)


  • Infection with HHV-8 is uncommon[Moore 2000]
  • Liver involvement may occur in Kaposi’s sarcoma and other HHV-8–related malignancies in immunosuppressed patients
  • Infection with HHV-8 can be detected using serologic methods to demonstrate seroconversion or an IgM response[Regamey 1998]

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