Direct immunofluorescence assay compared to cell culture for the diagnosis of mucocutaneous herpes simplex virus infections in children


CAVINESS A. C. , OELZE L. L. , Saz U. E. , GREER J. M. , DEMMLER-HARRISON G. J.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL VIROLOGY, vol.49, no.1, pp.58-60, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jcv.2010.06.006
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL VIROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.58-60
  • Keywords: Herpes simplex virus, Children, Sensitivity and specificity, MONOCLONAL-ANTIBODIES, CLINICAL SPECIMENS, RAPID DIAGNOSIS

Abstract

Background: Direct immunofluorescence assay (DFA) is commonly used for the rapid identification of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection in mucocutaneous lesions, yet little is known about its diagnostic accuracy.