Herpes virus infection in peritoneal fluid: A case report and review of literature

Andres Angel, Patricia Jeffries, Philip Valente, Elizabeth Hospodar, Larry Fowler

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Herpetic infections in body cavity fluids are unusual and are rarely reported in the cytology literature. We report a case of a 74-yr-old woman who developed axcites after undergoing an elective laparoscopic cholecyxtectomy for biliary colic. Cytology of peritoneal fluid revealed changes in a herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection that was confirmed by immunocytological staining.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-46
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Cytopathology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005



  • Cytology
  • Effusion
  • Herpes
  • Peritoneal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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