Herpes simplex virus: a marker of severity in bacterial ventilator-associated pneumonia.

@article{Bouza2011HerpesSV,
  title={Herpes simplex virus: a marker of severity in bacterial ventilator-associated pneumonia.},
  author={Emilio Santiago Bouza and Maddalena Giannella and Mar{\'i}a Victoria Torres and Pilar Catal{\'a}n and Carlos S{\'a}nchez-Carrillo and Rosario Insa Hernandez and Patricia Mu{\~n}oz},
  journal={Journal of critical care},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={432.e1-6}
}
PURPOSE Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most frequent nosocomial infection in intensive care units and has a high morbidity and mortality rate. It is mainly a bacterial disease, although the potential role of viruses as pathogens or copathogens in VAP is under discussion. Our study aims were to determine the incidence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) in the lower respiratory tract (LRT) secretions in patients with bacterial VAP and to assess its potential clinical relevance… CONTINUE READING
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