Our laboratory experience shows that herpesviruses play a central aetiological role in viral infections of the CNS. PCR analysis, especially the HC-PCR test, have revolutionised the diagnostic approach to such infections, making possible rapid, specific and highly sensitive baseline screening. In this way, microbiological investigations can lead to prompt diagnosis, which was limited in the past to a very small number of cases.
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