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Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Apr 15;34(8):1154-7. Epub 2002 Mar 21.

Patients with suspected herpes simplex encephalitis: rethinking an initial negative polymerase chain reaction result.

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Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory, Division of Communicable Disease Control, California Department of Health Services, Richmond, CA, 94804, USA.

Abstract

A statewide encephalitis diagnostic project of the California State Department of Health Services found that herpes simplex virus 1 DNA may not be detectable by molecular methods early in the clinical course of herpes simplex encephalitis.

PMID:
11915008
DOI:
10.1086/339550
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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