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dc.contributor.authorSullivan, Micheleeng
dc.contributor.authorSams, Richard, IIeng
dc.contributor.authorJamieson, Barbaraeng
dc.date.issued2006-04eng
dc.description.abstractPolymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques appear to be more sensitive and specific in detecting herpes simplex virus (HSV) in genital lesions (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, based on 2 diagnostic cohort studies); however, viral culture remains the gold standard (SOR: C, based on expert opinion). Studies of serologic and antibody detection tests report higher sensitivities than viral culture (SOR: C, based on consensus guidelines). Cytologic tests such as the Tzanck smear and Papanicolaou (Pap) smear have poor sensitivities and specificities and should not be relied upon for a diagnosis of genital herpes (SOR: C, based on expert opinion).eng
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Family Practice, 55(4) 2006: 346+.eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/3574eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherFamily Physicians Inquiries Networkeng
dc.relation.ispartofClinical Inquiries, 2006 (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. School of Medicine. Department of Family and Community Medicine. Family Physicians Inquiries Networkeng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.subjectcytologic testseng
dc.subjectviral cultureeng
dc.subjectpolymerase chain reaction (PCR)eng
dc.subject.lcshPolymerase chain reaction -- Diagnostic useeng
dc.subject.lcshherpes simplex viruseng
dc.subject.lcshSkin -- Diseaseseng
dc.subject.lcshSerodiagnosiseng
dc.subject.lcshCytodiagnosiseng
dc.subject.meshSerologic Testseng
dc.titleWhat is the best test to detect herpes in skin lesions?eng
dc.typeArticleeng


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