Table 2 Human herpes virus-PCR positivity in ocular fluids of 100 patients with uveitis
Herpes virusMultiplex PCRReal-time PCR
HSV17/100 (7%)7/7 (100%)
HSV23/100 (3%)3/3 (100%)
VZV29/100 (29%)21/29 (72%)
EBV19/100 (19%)6/19 (32%)
CMV6/100 (6%)4/6 (67%)
HHV61/100 (1%)1/1 (100%)
HHV70/100 (0%)
HHV80/100 (0%)
Total65/100 (65%)42/65 (65%)
  • Qualitative multiplex PCR was performed in order to screen for and detect human herpes virus (HHV) genomic DNA, HHV1–HHV8. When the genomic DNA was detected by the multiplex PCR (n = 65), real-time PCR was then performed only for the HHV.

  • CMV, cytomegalovirus; EBV, Epstein–Barr virus; HSV, herpes simplex virus; VZV, Varicella-zoster virus.