John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Detection of cutaneous varicella zoster virus infections by immunofluorescence versus PCR Volume 11, numéro 2, March - April 2001

Department of Dermatology, University of Ulm, Oberer Eselsberg 40, 89081 Ulm, Germany.
  • Page(s) : 108-11
  • Année de parution : 2001

Detection of localized, clinically atypical cutaneous infections with varicella zoster virus (VZV) has proven difficult, as serum antibody tests are sometimes not suitable for that purpose. Direct identification of the virus can be done with cell culture, which is rather time-consuming, electron microscopy, or antigen detection, quite often based on immunofluorescence techniques [1-7]. Reported sensitivities of different techniques vary [...]