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Herpes culture result: equivocal result - what does it mean?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
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In brief: Probably borderline.

Culture results are usually positive in 48-96 hrs.
. Elisa and PCR are just as sensitive or more than culture. Seroconversion can document primary infections. A tzanck prep. From lesion scrapings can help make a clinical diagnosis by showing multinucleated giant cells or inclusions by cytology.

In brief: Probably borderline.

Culture results are usually positive in 48-96 hrs.
. Elisa and PCR are just as sensitive or more than culture. Seroconversion can document primary infections. A tzanck prep. From lesion scrapings can help make a clinical diagnosis by showing multinucleated giant cells or inclusions by cytology.
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