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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
ISSN: 1018-4406
EISSN: 1018-4406
Vol. 27, No. 2, 2017, pp. 1-6
Bioline Code: pe17035
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2017, pp. 1-6

 en Rapid Etiologic Diagnosis of Herpes Virus Infections in Children
Liu, Yujie; Wu, Yidong; Shen, Xiaoting; Gao, Huihui; Li, Wei & Shang, Shiqiang


Background: Human herpes viruses, as common viruses, not only affect mainly the skin, mucosa, and nervous tissue, but also can cause a variety of serious diseases in children.
Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the sensitivity and specificity of multiplex PCR-based DNA microarray technology in comparison with PCR method and IgM ELISA.
Methods: A total of 108 blood samples from children with viral infections were collected and analyzed by multiplex PCR-based DNA microarray technology, PCR method, and IgM ELISA.
Results: Of 108 specimens, 16 were positive which gave a positive rate of 14.8%. Most of the patients were infected with EBV and HCMV. The sensitivity and specificity of this technology for detecting human herpes viruses were 100% when compared to PCR method. The crude agreement between multiplex PCR-based DNA microarray technology and IgM ELISA for detecting human herpes viruses was 95.4%.
Conclusions: The results indicated that multiplex PCR-based DNA microarray technology is a rapid auxiliary diagnostic method for simultaneous detection of the seven common herpes viruses with high sensitivity and specificity.

Microarray Analysis; Herpesviruses; Children

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