Herpes simplex

The herpes simplex virus consists of two viral subtypes. Type I is associated with lesions on the face and fingers and sometimes genital lesions. Type II is associated almost entirely with genital infections. Recurrent episodes of infection are common, with both due to latent infection of sensory nerve ganglia.

Primary herpes simplex (type I) infection usually occurs in or around the mouth, with variable involvement of the face. Lesions are small vesicles which crust over and heal but there may be considerable malaise. Type II infection affects the external genitalia and waist area.

Recurrent infections are shorter lived (three to five days), occur in the distribution of a sensory nerve on the face or genitalia, and may be triggered by a variety of stimuli from sunlight to febrile illness.

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