Investigation of vesicular rashes for HSV and VZV by PCR.


Vesicular fluid from rashes of 132 patients was tested by a multiplex PCR shown to be specific for herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 and 2, and varicella zoster virus (VZV) genomic DNA. The results were compared with those obtained by examination by electron microscopy and virus isolation by cell culture. The PCR did not differentiate between HSV 1 and 2… (More)


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@article{Beards1998InvestigationOV, title={Investigation of vesicular rashes for HSV and VZV by PCR.}, author={Graham M Beards and Claire Graham and Deenan Pillay}, journal={Journal of medical virology}, year={1998}, volume={54 3}, pages={155-7} }