Herpes Simplex Infections


MSH: A group of acute infections caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 or type 2 that is characterized by the development of one or more small fluid-filled vesicles with a raised erythematous base on the skin or mucous membrane. It occurs as a primary infection or recurs due to a reactivation of a latent infection. (Dorland, 27th ed.),CSP: infection caused by the herpes simplex virus; affects the skin and nervous system; produces small temporary (but sometimes painful) blisters on the skin and mucous membranes.,MEDLINEPLUS: <p>Herpes is an infection that is caused by a herpes simplex virus (HSV). Oral herpes causes <a href='http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/coldsores.html'>cold sores</a> around the mouth or face. <a href='http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/genitalherpes.html'>Genital herpes</a> affects the genitals, buttocks or anal area. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). It affects the genitals, buttocks or anal area. Other herpes infections can affect the eyes, skin, or other parts of

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