Pulmonary herpes simplex in burns patients.

  title={Pulmonary herpes simplex in burns patients.},
  author={Richard John Byers and Philip S Hasleton and A M Quigley and C Dennett and Paul E. Klapper and Graham M. Cleator and Eric Brian Faragher},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  volume={9 11},
In this study we aimed to determine the incidence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) in the lungs of burns patients, and its association with the presence of adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and pneumonia. Haematoxylin and eosin (H&E), and immunohistochemical (IHC) staining for HSV was performed on lung tissue from 54 patients who had died following burn injury and from nine control cases. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for HSV deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) was performed on a subset both of… CONTINUE READING


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