Genital herpes is a lifelong recurrent infection
∼1 in 4 Americans older than age 30 are seropositive for herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2):
Most are asymptomatic
1st episode/primary ...
Local pain and itching
Herpetic cervicitis, vaginitis, or urethritis may present with dysuria, urinary hesitance or retention, vaginal discharge, or pelvic pain
Systemic involvement (encephalitis, meningitis), significant dissemination
Severe local symptoms (pain, urinary retention)
Severely immunocompromised patient
Treat primary infections
Consider sexual abuse in children with genital herpes
Herpes is a lifelong infection
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054.10 Genital herpes, unspecified
054.11 Herpetic vulvovaginitis
054.13 Herpetic infection of penis
054.19 Other genital herpes
054.12 Herpetic ulceration of vulva
054.1 Genital herpes
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