Herpes simplex virus and cytomegalovirus infections in burned patients.

  title={Herpes simplex virus and cytomegalovirus infections in burned patients.},
  author={Richard J. Kagan and Sirus Naraqi and Tatsuo Matsuda and Olga Jonasson},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={25 1},
Herpesvirus infections are commonly seen in immunosuppressed patients and may account for considerable morbidity and some mortality. We prospectively studied 52 patients with severe burn injuries in order to determine the prevalence of viral infections in this group of patients. Serologic testing was done each week to diagnose primary and reactivation infections. Twenty-seven of 52 patients (52%) became infected with either herpes simplex virus (HSV) or cytomegalovirus (CMV) or both. HSV… CONTINUE READING
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