Accession Number:

AD1040568

Title:

In House HSV PCR, Process Improvement and Cost Effectiveness Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Conference Paper

Corporate Author:

59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States

Report Date:

2017-09-15

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

Herpes Simples Virus HSV is an etiologic agent of serious central nervous system CNS infections in both adults and children. HSV encephalitis has a worldwide incidence of about 500,000 persons per year with an overall mortality rate of 11-19 percent with treatment. Maternal HSV infection may result in neonatal disease, to include disseminated skin eye and mucous membrane SEM and CNS infection. Neonatal HSV infections occur approximately in 1 in 3000 to 20,000 lives births with 1500 cases reported annually with 29 mortality with aggressive treatment.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE