Laboratory diagnosis of common viral infections of the central nervous system by using a single multiples PCR screening assay
UNSPECIFIED. (1999) Laboratory diagnosis of common viral infections of the central nervous system by using a single multiples PCR screening assay. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 37 (5). pp. 1352-1355. ISSN 0095-1137Full text not available from this repository.
A multiples PCR assay that detects the four commonest causes of viral meningitis and encephalitis in the United Kingdom (herpes simplex virus [HSV] type 1 [HSV-1], HSV type 2 [HSV-2]I varicella-zoster virus [VZV], and enteroviruses) was developed, and its sensitivity Has compared with those of similar assays described previously for this application, Compared to the previous assays, this single multiples PCR assay had higher molecular sensitivities for the detection for each of the viruses and improved utility for routine use in a diagnostic laboratory. The assay was used to test a series of 1,683 consecutive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples between June 1997 and March 1998 inclusively, Viral nucleic acid was detected in 138 (8.2%) of the CSF samples, including enteroviruses in 51 samples, HSV-2 in 33 samples, VZV in 28 samples, and HSV-I in 25 samples. Compared to the accepted relative incidence of viral etiologies, aseptic meningitis due to HSV-2 infection was high, and in adult female patients with symptoms of aseptic meningitis, HSV-2 was the virus most commonly detected in the CSF.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QR Microbiology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY|
|Publisher:||AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY|
|Official Date:||May 1999|
|Number of Pages:||4|
|Page Range:||pp. 1352-1355|
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