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EIAgen Herpes Simplex 2 IgG


Herpes Simplex Virus

brief description

The Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a member of the Herpesviridae family, of which two types are known: type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2) which present slight antigenic differences. HSV-1 causes chiefly oral-facial lesions, while HSV-2 is mainly responsible for genital lesions, but this distinction is not binding, both types occasionally causing infection in either anatomical site. HSV may also cause a form of ocular cheratitis, and lesions of the central nervous system. HSV can affect practically the whole population. The primary infection is often in a subclinical form and is rarely diagnosed. After a latency period of variable duration, reactivation may occur and viral replication may or may not give rise to clinical lesions. Infection contracted during birth is of particular interest, this being an important cause of morbidity and mortality. It is therefore important to determine the immunitary state of women during pregnancy in order to detect serum conversion. The assay of specific IgM is important for the diagnosis of neonatal infection and encephalitis caused by HSV.

intended use

Immunoenzymatic method for the determination of IgG-class antibodies to Herpes Simplex Virus (type 1) in human serum

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