Detection of herpes viruses by multiplex and real-time polymerase chain reaction in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of patients with acute lung injury or acute respiratory distress syndrome.

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BACKGROUND Human herpes viruses (HHVs) are important pathogens in acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Rapid and efficient diagnostic tools are needed to detect HHVs in the lung in ALI/ARDS patients. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to evaluate the usefulness of multiplex and real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000355200

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