Herpes - Herpes: An Overview Herpes: Any of several viral...

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Herpes: An Overview
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Herpes: Any of several viral diseases causing the eruption of small blisterlike vesicles on the skin or mucous membranes Spread by direct contact Herpes can make people more susceptible to HIV infection and vice versa 20 – 25% of adults over the age of 18 have genital herpes Herpetic whitlow, herpes gladitorum, ocular herpes, cerebral herpes encephalitis, Mollaret’s meningitis,
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Two types of HSV HSV-1: Oral infections (herpes labialis or cold sores) HSV-2: Genital infection (herrpes genitalium or genital herpes) Primary infection refers to the first time an individual is infected with any type of HSV. This primary event may or may not be accompanied by clinical symptoms and the individual may be unaware of the infection Once HSV has infected an individual it, will remain in the body for life, hidden in a dormant state inside nerve cells
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Infection with HSV-1 does not imply infection with HSV-2 Only a lab test looking for HSV-1 or HSV-2 antibodies can confirm infection. Herpes lesions can be on many body parts, including eyes, fingers (herpetic whitlow), and arms and torsos of athletes (herpes gladitorium) The word Herpes is derived from herpein , which is Greek for creeping . The main symptom of most Herpes viruses is a skin rash that spreads, or creeps .
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course PSYC 300 taught by Professor Jones during the Fall '11 term at TN State.

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