Varicella zoster vs. herpes simplex meningoencephalitis in the PCR era. A single center study

@article{Pollak2012VaricellaZV,
  title={Varicella zoster vs. herpes simplex meningoencephalitis in the PCR era. A single center study},
  author={Lea Pollak and Sara Dovrat and Mazal Book and Ella Mendelson and Miriam Weinberger},
  journal={Journal of the Neurological Sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={314},
  pages={29-36}
}
BACKGROUND The introduction of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the diagnosis of herpesvirus central nervous system infections is reshaping our understanding of these illnesses. Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is increasingly recognized as an important etiology of sporadic viral meningoencephalitis (ME). Furthermore, mild cases of herpes simplex virus (HSV) ME, traditionally considered a devastating infection, are frequently reported. METHODS We compared the demographic and clinical features… Expand
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