Table 4.

Discrepant results

Patient no.Age (yr)/sexaResult of PCR assay (R)bHSV serologycFinal diagnosisd
Home-brewReal-time
155/MNP (N)NMeningitis
230/MNP (P)IgG P, IgM NPericarditis
336/FP (N)N (N)NDHIV encephalitis
455/MP (P)N (N)IgG P, IgM NMeningitis
  • a F, female; M, male.

  • b R, repeat result; N, negative; P, positive.

  • c ND, not done; N, negative; P, positive; IgG, immunoglobulin G; IgM, immunoglobulin M.

  • d HIV, human immunodeficiency virus.