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Factors influencing the decision to test young infants for herpes simplex virus infection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18043458     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a nested case-control study of 478 infants < or =90 days of age, one-third of infants undergoing cerebrospinal fluid herpes simplex virus (HSV) testing by polymerase chain reaction were >28 days of age. Recognized factors, such as mode of delivery, were not associated with HSV testing. The factors currently used by physicians in the decision to order this test do not best reflect the likelihood of HSV infection.
Daniela M Cohen; Scott A Lorch; Rebecca L King; Richard L Hodinka; Keri A Cohn; Samir S Shah
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Pediatric infectious disease journal     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0891-3668     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J.     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-28     Completed Date:  2008-01-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701858     Medline TA:  Pediatr Infect Dis J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1156-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Cerebrospinal Fluid / virology*
Herpes Simplex / diagnosis*,  virology
Infant, Newborn
Meningitis, Viral / diagnosis*,  virology
Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods*
Risk Factors
Simplexvirus / genetics,  isolation & purification*
Sleep Disorders
Spinal Puncture

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