herpes genitalis


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Noun1.herpes genitalis - an infection caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) that is usually transmitted by sexual contact; marked by recurrent attacks of painful eruptions on the skin and mucous membranes of the genital area
herpes simplex - an 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
sexually transmitted disease, social disease, STD, VD, venereal disease, venereal infection, Venus's curse, Cupid's disease, Cupid's itch, dose - a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact
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Patient 1, 20, had recurring vaginal infections for a number of years, particularly stubborn herpes genitalis.
Herpes genitalis is primarily a disease of young adults, caused by two serotypes of herpes simplex virus (HSV), 1 and 2.
These effects have been confirmed in more recent and structured clinical studies, in both types of herpes simplex infection: cold sores by HSV-1 (Hoheisel, 2001), and herpes genitalis by HSV-2 (Vynograd et al.
Historically, herpes labialis and herpes genitalis have been associated with HSV-1 and HSV-2, respectively.
Clinically he was diagnosed as a case of herpes genitalis and treated with oral and topical acyclovir.
Herpes genitalis is typically caused by HSV-2; however, up to one-third of new cases are caused by HSV-1, usually resulting in a milder form of the infection appearing within three days to two weeks after initial exposure (Benedetti, Corey, & Ashley, 1994; Lafferty, Downey, Celum, & Wald, 2000; Langenberg, Corey, Ashley, Leong, & Straus, 1999; Yeung-Yue et al.
Herpes genitalis in women attending Planned Parenthood of New York City.
Zovirax Ointment is used topically for the treatment of herpes genitalis (genital herpes) and Zovirax(R) Cream is used topically in the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores) in adults and adolescents (12 years of age and older).
s Zovirax sterile powder, it is also indicated for certain patients with herpes simplex encephalitis and herpes genitalis.