Antibody titers to herpes simplex virus type 1 in sera from healthy adult donors were assayed by complement fixation, microneutralization, and an enzyme immunoassay (ELISA). Comparison of HSV-1 strains KOS, 14-012, MP, F, and CI 101, and HSV-2 strains 333 and 186, suggests that the DNAs from type 1 strains are similar but not identical, and that the type 2 strains differ greatly from type 1 strains. Links to PubMed are also available for Selected References. The fourth infant did not develop signs of illness until age 6 weeks, an interval much longer than that expected with disease acquired at birth. Among patients with a neoplastic change of the uterine cervix the frequency of type 1 antibodies varied between 70% and 79%. None of the amniotic fluid cultures demonstrated virus. hominis type 2 because it is rapid, easier to perform, and more economical.
The intermediate range of titer differences (deltat) between H. hominis types 1 and 2 previously reported to be due to infections with both viruses was shown to occur in all three tests among patients with primary infections with either virus. Full text Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (976K), or click on a page image below to browse page by page. Links to PubMed are also available for Selected References.