HSV 1 Cold Sores

HSV 1 Cold Sores - Herpes Simplex Virus I Cold Sores and...

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Herpes Simplex Virus I Cold Sores and Fever Blisters
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The Causative Agent Caused by the herpes simplex virus There are two strains of herpes:  HSV-1  primarily causes symptom in and  around the mouth; HSV-2 usually  effects the genital area.  Either virus can  effect anywhere, but these are their  preferred sites Member of the family Herpes-viridae
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Herpes Simplex Virus -1 Affects 25-40% U.S. population Spread by contact with someone who is  shedding the virus Vesicles usually develop between 1-3 days  after exposure The acute phase is characterized by painful  sores or blisters on the lips, mouth, face and  sometimes in the throat.   Outbreaks may be preceded by “prodromal”  tingling, pain, burning or itching in the site of  the blister
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This young adult developed recurrent Herpes simples labialis after sun exposure  while on vacation.
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HSV 1 Cold Sores - Herpes Simplex Virus I Cold Sores and...

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