Rapid diagnosis of herpes simplex encephalitis using microchip electrophoresis of PCR products.

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BACKGROUND Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is the most common cause of acute sporadic encephalitis in the United States. PCR of DNA extracted from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) allows for reliable diagnosis of herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE). A faster turnaround time for HSE testing would improve patient management and lead to better outcomes. The aims of this… (More)

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