Factors influencing the decision to test young infants for herpes simplex virus infection

Daniela M. Cohen, Scott A. Lorch, Rebecca L. King, Richard L. Hodinka, Keri A. Cohn, Samir S. Shah

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Abstract

In a nested case-control study of 478 infants ≤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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1156-1158
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume26
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007

Keywords

  • Clinical decision making
  • Herpes simplex virus
  • Neonate
  • Polymerase chain reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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