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Herpes Consensus PCR test: a useful diagnostic approach to the screening of viral diseases of the central nervous system.

Authors
  • Calvario, A
  • Bozzi, A
  • Scarasciulli, M
  • Ventola, C
  • Seccia, R
  • Stomati, D
  • Brancasi, B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Clinical Virology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2002
Volume
25 Suppl 1
Identifiers
PMID: 12091084
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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