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In this study we have devised a simple and robust PCR strategy to detect a wide range of viruses, bacteria, and parasites, all of which are capable of causing aseptic meningitis and encephalitis. The techniques developed have been used in a routine diagnostic virology laboratory to test prospectively 2,233 cerebrospinal fluid specimens. A virus was detected in 147 specimens of cerebrospinal fluid from 143 patients. Four sets of primers were sufficient to detect the virus in 135 (94%) of thedoi:10.1128/jcm.35.3.691-696.1997 fatcat:bfoxox6wgjdkhkjz7hjpbnwfai