Herpesviruses and enteroviruses in infections of the central nervous system: a study using time-resolved fluorometry PCR.


BACKGROUND Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is becoming the new standard for virological diagnosis of the infections of the central nervous system (CNS). Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) has been considered as the leading cause of viral meningitis or encephalitis in Finland, herpes simplex viruses (HSV) and enteroviruses being the next common causative agents… (More)