Table 1.

Viral DNA and RNA detection by PCR and in situ hybridizationa

VirusDetection of viral nucleic acid in:
CSFPharynxSpleenLungBrainMyocardium by PCR/ISH
Adenovirus−/ND
HSV-1−/ND
HSV-2−/ND
CMV−/ND
EBV+−/ND
HHV-6+++−/ND
Parvovirus B19++++/+
Influenza virus type A−/ND
Influenza virus type B−/ND
Enterovirus−/−
Hantavirus−/ND
  • a Abbreviations and symbols: CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; ISH, in situ hybridization; HSV-1, herpes simplex virus type 1; HSV-2, herpes simplex virus type 2; CMV, cytomegalovirus; EBV, Epstein-Barr virus; +, positive; −, negative; ND, not determined.