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Herpes Simplex

Overview

Herpes simplex is the medical name given to a viral disease, which is caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 or 2. This disease may cause oral and genital herpes. It is also known to cause neonatal herpes, Mollaret’s meningitis, encephalitis, Bell’s palsy, herpetic whitlow, ocular herpes, herpes gladiatorum, etc.


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Causes

Herpes simplex is caused by the virus known as HSV1 and 2.


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Signs & Symptoms

The symptoms may vary according to the underlying disease present in the body.

  • Herpetic gingivostomatitis is the first stage to infection.
  • Herpes labialis is the stage where blisters occur in mouth and abraded skin.
  • Herpes genitalis is formed when there are presence of vesicles and papules on the outer surface of the cold sores.
  • Herpetic whitlow may occur in the fingers and thumbs.
  • There may be swelling of the eye in the herpetic keratoconjunctivitis.
  • Brain infections are present in case of herpesviral encephalitis and herpes viral meningitis.

 

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Prevention

Try to follow safe sex, try to stick with one partner at a time and avoid oral sex to avoid this disease.


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