What are the clinical presentations of herpes simplex virus (HSV)?

Updated: Feb 27, 2019
  • Author: J Michael Klatte, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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HSV causes myriad clinical presentations, as follows:

  • Orolabial infection

  • Genital infection

  • Intrauterine and perinatal infection (herpes neonatorum)

  • Central nervous system infection

  • Infection in immunocompromised hosts

  • Other infections: Herpetic whitlow, herpes gladiatorum, keratoconjunctivitis, Mollaret meningitis, erythema multiforme


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