Herpes simplexpoints to note

• The initial vesicular stage may not be seen in genital lesions, which present as painful ulcers or erosions

• There is usually a history of preceding itching and tenderness

• The most rapid methods of detecting virus from scrapings from the base of the ulcer are electronmicroscopy, immunofluorescence, or PCR

• Genital herpes in a pregnant woman carries a great risk of ophthalmic infection of the infant. Caesarean section may be indicated

• "Eczema herpeticum" or "Kaposi's varicelliform eruption" are terms applied to severe cutaneous and, less commonly, systemic, infection with herpes virus in patients with atopic eczema and some other skin conditions. Treatment is with oral or parenteral aciclovir

Herpes simplex
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