Table 1

Comparison of the HHV-8 open reading frame 26-specific bases from the patient to those of three HHV-8 subgroups

HHV-8 subgroups1032a1086a1094a1132a1139a
A strainsCCGAA
B strainsACGGC
C strainsCTAAC
PatientCCGAA
  • a Numbers reflect the base position. HHV-8 strain of the patient belongs to the A subgroup, which is associated with Mediterranean classic KS (11 , 12) .