Longitudinal evaluation of herpes simplex virus DNA load during episodes of herpes labialis.

@article{Boivin2006LongitudinalEO,
  title={Longitudinal evaluation of herpes simplex virus DNA load during episodes of herpes labialis.},
  author={Guy Boivin and Nathalie Goyette and Yan Sergerie and Sharon Keays and Tristan D. Booth},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  year={2006},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={248-51}
}
BACKGROUND Few studies have performed sequential evaluation of the herpes simplex virus (HSV) load using quantitative PCR during episodes of herpes labialis. OBJECTIVE To determine HSV viral load kinetics during recurrences of herpes labialis. STUDY DESIGN Twenty-two subjects were monitored by daily swabs during recurrences of herpes labialis. A real-time PCR detecting both HSV-1 and HSV-2 was used to quantify the viral load. RESULTS Median duration of HSV-1 shedding was 60 h and 48 h by… CONTINUE READING

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