TABLE 1

HSV prevalence in cutaneous specimens by patient age

Age (yr)illumigene HSV 1illumigene HSV 2
Total no.Total no. positiveaPrevalence (%)bTotal no.Total no. positiveaPrevalence (%)b
≤5381231.63812.6
6–18421842.94249.5
19–551772011.31773720.9
>554948.2491326.5
Not provided000.0000.0
  • a Positivity was calculated based on the illumigene results.

  • b Specimens resulting in invalid results were removed for prevalence analysis (no.).