Detection of herpes simplex virus in women with acute pelvic inflammatory disease.


Four women are described with acute salpingitis confirmed by laparoscopy who had herpes simplex virus (HSV) isolated from the cervix or the upper genital tract (endometrium, fallopian tube, or cul-de-sac) or both. None of the patients had overt genital herpes, but one had typical HSV cervitis on a cervicovaginal smear stained with Papanicolaou's stain, one… (More)


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