Nosocomial herpetic infections in a pediatric intensive care unit.

  title={Nosocomial herpetic infections in a pediatric intensive care unit.},
  author={Garrett Adams and Beth H Stover and R A Keenlyside and Thomas M. Hooton and Timothy G. Buchman and Bernard Roizman and John A. Stewart},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={113 2},
A series of acute herpetic infections occurred among nurses and patients in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Epidemiologic study revealed two separate time clusters of infections, one in early summer and another six weeks later. Restriction endonuclease analysis of DNA extracted from virus isolates showed that each time cluster was associated with a different genetic strain of herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 and provided evidence of cross infection between patients and nurses. Three… CONTINUE READING


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