Chronic, recurrent herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 or 2 infection of any area innervated by the sacral ganglia
HSV-1 causes anogenital and orolabial lesions.
HSV-2 causes anogenital ...
Many patients are asymptomatic (74% of HSV-1 and 63% of HSV-2) or do not recognize clinical manifestations of disease (2).
If symptoms are present during primary episode, they are ofte...
Ice packs to perineum, sitz baths, topical anesthetics
Use barrier contraception and avoid sexual contact when symptoms/lesions are present.
Abstinence is the only means of complete protection.
Dhankani V, Kutz JN, Schiffer JT. Herpes simplex virus-2 genital tract shedding is not predictable over months or years in infected persons. PLoS Comput Biol. 2014;10(11):e100...
A60.00 Herpesviral infection of urogenital system, unspecified
A60.04 Herpesviral vulvovaginitis
A60.09 Herpesviral infection of other urogenital tract
A60.01 Herpesviral infection of penis
Genital herpes is caused by HSV-1 and/or HSV-2.
Many seropositive individuals are unaware that they are infected.
Most primary episodes are asymptomatic.
Viral shedding occurs in the abse...
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