Clinical correlates of herpes simplex virus viremia among hospitalized adults.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Volume 49, Issue 9, p.1295-301 (2009)


2009, Adult, Aged, Antiviral Agents, Central Nervous System Diseases, DNA, Viral, Female, Fever, Genotype, Hepatitis, Humans, Immunocompetence, Immunocompromised Host, Male, Middle Aged, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Sepsis, Simplexvirus, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, Viremia


Quantification of herpes simplex virus (HSV) DNA in the peripheral blood is often used to evaluate patients suspected of having disseminated HSV infection. Few studies have examined the clinical correlates of HSV viremia among adults.