Laboratory Diagnosis

  • D. Taylor-Robinson
  • Anne E. Caunt
Part of the Virology Monographs: Die Virusforschung in Einzeldarstellungen book series (VIROLOGY, volume 12)


Laboratory help is not required for the diagnosis of typical clinical cases of chickenpox or zoster. Various laboratory procedures are available, however, for assessing atypical cases, or in the differential diagnosis of smallpox which may on occasion prove difficult (Thompson, 1967). The earlier use of rabbits (Salmon, 1905) and monkeys (Park, 1902) which responded to inoculation of smallpox material but not of chickenpox, has been superseded by other methods.


Herpes Zoster Vesicle Fluid Herpes Simplex Virus Infection Intranuclear Inclusion Human Diploid Fibroblast 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Wien 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Taylor-Robinson
    • 1
  • Anne E. Caunt
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Communicable DiseasesM. R. C. Clinical Research CentreHarrow, MiddlesexEngland
  2. 2.Department of Medical Microbiology, New Medical SchoolUniversity of LiverpoolEngland

Personalised recommendations