Article Text

PDF

Detection of varicella-zoster virus DNA using the polymerase chain reaction in an immunocompromised patient with transverse myelitis secondary to herpes zoster.
  1. A D Grant,
  2. J D Fox,
  3. N S Brink,
  4. R F Miller
  1. Department of Medicine, University College and Middlesex School of Medicine, London, UK.

    Abstract

    A case of herpes zoster transverse myelitis is described in which the clinical diagnosis was confirmed by demonstrating the presence of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) DNA in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) by amplification using the polymerase chain reaction. This case illustrates the potential role of the selective amplification of VZV DNA from CSF in contributing to the diagnosis of neurological complications associated with VZV infection.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.