Use of blood polymerase chain reaction testing for diagnosis of herpes simplex virus infection

Joseph B. Cantey, Asuncion Mejías, Rebecca Wallihan, Christopher Doern, Evangeline Brock, Douglas Salamon, Mario Marcon, Pablo J. Sánchez

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Abstract

The use of herpes simplex virus (HSV) polymerase chain reaction for diagnosis of HSV disease involving the central nervous system has not translated into widespread use for the detection of DNAemia. We report our 6-year experience using blood polymerase chain reaction testing for HSV infection in neonates and older children with HSV disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-361
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume161
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Cantey, J. B., Mejías, A., Wallihan, R., Doern, C., Brock, E., Salamon, D., Marcon, M., & Sánchez, P. J. (2012). Use of blood polymerase chain reaction testing for diagnosis of herpes simplex virus infection. Journal of Pediatrics, 161(2), 357-361. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.04.009