volume 15, issue 3, P211-214 2011
DOI: 10.1590/s1413-86702011000300005
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Mazyar Ziyaeyan,
Abdolvahab Alborzi,
Afshin Borhani Haghighi
et al.

Abstract: Diagnosis of herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE) is based on the detection of herpes simplex virus (HSV) DNA in patients' CSF samples. HSV DNA quantitation has the potential for estimating the effects of antiviral therapy. The aim of this study was to diagnose HSV DNA in HSE suspected patients and the quantitative analysis of its genome using real-time PCR to assess the value of the viral load in the course of antiviral treatment. The CSF samples were collected from 236 consecutive HSE suspected patients from No…

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