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  MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Herpes simplex
Herpes simplex is an infection that mainly affects the mouth or genital area.
Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is usually associated with infections of the lips, mouth, and face.
A mother who is infected with herpes may transmit the virus to her newborn during vaginal delivery, especially if the mother has an active infection at the time of delivery.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/001324.htm   (838 words)

 Ocular Herpes Simplex
Herpes simplex virus is a common virus affecting humans.
When the eye is afflicted by herpes simplex, it usually affects only one eye and most often occurs on the cornea (the normally clear dome that covers the front part of the eye).
The factors that trigger a recurrence of herpes simplex infection are unknown.
www.uic.edu /com/eye/LearningAboutVision/EyeFacts/OcularHerpesSimplex.shtml   (726 words)

  Herpes Simplex Virus
Herpes infections in infants and in people who have weak immune systems or herpes infections that affect the eyes are serious and potentially life-threatening.
Herpes cannot be cured, so the goals of treatment include reducing the number of recurrences and lessening your symptoms when you have an outbreak.
Herpes viruses can be transmitted to a newborn during vaginal delivery in mothers infected with herpes viruses, especially if the mother has active lesions in the vagina at the time of delivery.
www.umm.edu /altmed/ConsConditions/HerpesSimplexViruscc.html   (3339 words)

 Herpes Simplex Cold Sores
Herpes simplex is commonly referred to as cold sores or fever blisters.
Herpes simplex is transmitted by sexual contact, kissing, or other close contact.
Herpes simplex is caused by the herpes hominis virus.
www.skinsite.com /info_herpes_simplex.htm   (900 words)

 Herpes simplex (cold sores). DermNet NZ
Herpes simplex is a common viral infection that presents with localised blistering.
Herpes simplex may cause swollen eyelids and conjunctivitis with opacity and superficial ulceration of the cornea (dendritic ulcer).
Recurrent erythema multiforme is an uncommon reaction to herpes simplex.
www.dermnetnz.org /viral/herpes-simplex.html   (1221 words)

 AllRefer Health - Herpes Simplex
Herpes is an infection caused by herpes simplex virus 1 or 2.
Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) is sexually transmitted and is usually associated with genital ulcers or sores.
Herpes viruses can be transmitted to a newborn during vaginal delivery in mothers infected with herpes viruses (especially if the mother has active infection at the time of delivery, yet transmission may still occur at a lower rate without visible lesions).
health.allrefer.com /health/herpes-simplex-info.html   (645 words)

 Herpes definition - Womens Health and Medical Information on MedicineNet.com
Herpes simplex type 1, also known as human herpesvirus 1 (HHV-1), causes cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and around it.
Both herpes simplex types 1 and 2 are capable of causing systemic disease including encephalitis (infection of the brain) in someone who is immunodeficient.
Genital Herpes In Women - Genital herpes, a viral infection by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), is transmitted during sexual contact with the mucous-covered linings of the mouth, vagina, or the genital skin.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11468   (353 words)

 Herpes Simplex
Herpes Simplex keratitis (HSK) is a viral infection that if left untreated can have devastating ocular consequences.
This herpes simplex virus is contagious and can be transmitted by skin contact with others and from one part of the body to another
As the herpes infection progresses, the virus actually "deadens" the nerves of the cornea to the point where pain is no longer felt.
www.avclinic.com /herpes_simplex.htm   (593 words)

 Herpes Simplex
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a common cause of infections of the skin and mucous membranes and an uncommon cause of more serious infections in other parts of the body.
The word "herpes" is derived from the Greek word "herpein," which means "to creep." It may be a reference to the unique characteristic pattern of all herpes viruses to travel up local nerves to the clusters at the end (the dorsal root ganglia), where they remain in an inactive (latent) state for some indeterminate time.
Herpes meningitis, an inflammation of the membranes that line the brain and spinal cord, occurs in 4% to 8% of cases of primary genital HSV-2.
www.mercydesmoines.org /ADAM/WellConnected/articles/000052.asp   (11028 words)

 Herpes Simplex Eye Disease
Herpes simplex is transmitted through bodily fluids, and children are often infected by the saliva of an adult.
When the eye is involved, herpes simplex typically affects the eyelids, conjunctiva, and cornea.
Herpes simplex is diagnosed with a slit lamp examination.
www.stlukeseye.com /Conditions/HerpesSimplex.asp   (415 words)

 Herpes Simplex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Herpes simplex is part of a group of other herpes viruses that include human herpesvirus 8 (the cause of Kaposi's sarcoma) and herpes zoster (the virus responsible for shingles and chicken pox).
The herpes simplex virus requires transportation in bodily fluids (e.g., saliva, semen, fluid in the female genital tract) or in fluid from herpes sores.
Herpes simplex is particularly devastating when it occurs in immunocompromised patients, and, unfortunately, coinfection is common.
www.morehead.org /wellconnected/000052.htm   (11716 words)

 Herpes simplex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Herpes simplex encephalitis is a very serious disorder, thought to be caused by the retrograde transmission of the virus from a peripheral site to the central nervous system along a nerve axon.
Herpes is contracted through direct skin contact (not necessarily in the genital area) with an infected person, and less frequently by indirect contact, in particular by sharing lip balm.
When one partner has herpes simplex infection and the other does not, the use of valaciclovir, in conjunction with a condom, has been demonstrated to further decrease the chances of transmission to the uninfected partner, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this as a new indication for the drug in August 2003.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Herpes_simplex   (4421 words)

 Genital Herpes
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that's usually caused by the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV2), although it can also be caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1), which normally causes cold sores around the mouth.
In some cases, genital herpes causes blisters and pain in the genital area, but in others, it doesn't cause any symptoms, so someone who is infected could unknowingly pass it on to others.
Herpes is contagious and can be passed from person to person through any form of unprotected sex.
www.kidshealth.org /parent/infections/bacterial_viral/herpes.html   (864 words)

 eMedicine - Herpes Simplex : Article by Larry I Lutwick, MD
Herpes simplex infections are asymptomatic in as many as 80% of patients, but symptomatic infections may be characterized by significant morbidity and recurrence.
Herpes simplex encephalitis: This is an acute necrotizing viral encephalitis that, beyond the neonatal period, is nearly always caused by HSV-1.
Herpes simplex encephalitis occurs as a primary infection in about 50% of cases and may be due to recurrent infection or to reinfection with a different strain of HSV-1 in the remainder.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic1006.htm   (5309 words)

 Herpes Simplex - DrGreene.com
Herpes simplex viruses are common viruses that can cause infections in many parts of the body, including the mouth, skin, eye, brain, and genitals.
Herpes is especially common among wrestlers (herpes gladiatorum) and rugby players (scrum pox, or herpes rugbiaforum).
Herpes can flare up again at any time, especially with changes in temperature or sun exposure, or with internal changes such as fever, illness, stress, or the menstrual cycle.
www.drgreene.com /21_1114.html   (790 words)

 STD Facts - Genital Herpes
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2).
It is important that women avoid contracting herpes during pregnancy because a first episode during pregnancy causes a greater risk of transmission to the baby.
The surest way to avoid transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, including genital herpes, is to abstain from sexual contact, or to be in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who has been tested and is known to be uninfected.
www.cdc.gov /std/Herpes/STDFact-Herpes.htm   (1118 words)

 Herpes, an Overview
It causes oral herpes (cold sores or fever blisters), and genital herpes (genital sores or sores below the waist).
Herpes is estimated to affect some 80 million people in America.
For many, diagnosis with herpes can mean a time of confusion, anger, fear and frustration.
www.herpes.com /overview.shtml   (441 words)

 Glaxosmithkline genital herpes herpes information herpes simplex virus hsv1 underlivsbesvär
Herpes är en infektion som orsakas av virus.
Det finns många olika typer av herpes virus, här är några av de vanligaste formerna: Herpes simplex typ 1 (HSV-1) som oftast ger munherpes, Herpes simplex (HSV-2) som vanligen orsakar könsherpes, Herpes Zoster som är det virus som orsakar bältros.
Det finns ett Herpes simplex typ 2 också.
www.harduherpes.nu   (1017 words)

 Herpes Simplex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In about 6% of ocular herpes, however, a condition called stroma keratitis occurs, in which deeper layers of the cornea are involved, possibly as an abnormal immune response to the original infection.
Penciclovir is active against herpes that affects the skin and is used in ointment form and may have the same benefits as an intravenous agent.
Various vaccines are in clinical trials or preclinical development, including mutated strains of herpes virus that cannot replicate, inactivated herpes virus, and DNA vaccines that use genetic fragments of the virus to trigger an immune response.
www.reutershealth.com /wellconnected/doc52.html   (10048 words)

 International Herpes Alliance, Herpes Simplex and Pregnancy
Although genital herpes is common, the risk of your baby being affected by neonatal herpes is low particularly if you contracted genital herpes before the third trimester of pregnancy.
In the USA one in 1800-5000 live births are affected, in the UK one in 60 000, in Australia and France one in 10 000 and in the Netherlands one in 35 000 are affected.
The greatest risk of neonatal herpes is to babies whose mothers contract genital infection in the final trimester of pregnancy.
www.herpesalliance.org /resources_04.htm   (1837 words)

 eMedicine - Herpes Simplex : Article by Gisela Torres
Herpes simplex viruses (HSVs) are DNA viruses that cause acute skin infections and present as grouped vesicles on an erythematous base.
Herpes labialis is the most common infection caused by HSV type 1 (HSV-1), whereas genital herpes is usually caused by HSV type 2 (HSV-2).
HSV-1 and HSV-2 are the causative agents of herpes genitalis, herpes labialis, herpes gladiatorum, herpes whitlow, herpetic keratoconjunctivitis, eczema herpeticum, herpes folliculitis, lumbosacral herpes, disseminated herpes, neonatal herpes, and herpes encephalitis.
www.emedicine.com /derm/topic179.htm   (5249 words)

 Cold Sores (Herpes Simplex Infection) Causes, Symptoms, Signs, Treatment and Diagnosis on MedicineNet.com
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) can cause infections that affect the mouth, the face, the genitals, the skin, the buttocks, and the anal area.
When herpes simplex lesions appear in their most common location, around the mouth and lips, people often refer to them as "cold sores" and "fever blisters."
Herpes infections, no matter where they occur first, have a tendency to recur in more or less the same place.
www.medicinenet.com /herpes_simplex_infections_non-genital/article.htm   (638 words)

 Genital Herpes Treatment
Herpes infects the nerve cells of the spinal cord (genital herpes) and the nerves at the base of the brain (oral herpes).
The herpes virus resides in your body and specifically at the base and top of your spine.
I started researching the herpes virus and to my surprise I discovered that the virus could be spread from the mouth to the genitals.
www.amoils.com /herpes.html   (1938 words)

 Herpes simplex virus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The herpes simplex virus (HSV) (also known as cold sore, night fever, or fever blister) is a virus that manifests itself in two common viral infections, each marked by painful, watery blisters in the skin or mucous membranes (such as the mouth or lips) or on the genitals.
These are sometimes confused with canker sores or aphthous ulcers, which have a similar appearance; these appear inside the mouth and are not caused by the herpes simplex virus.
When foods high in lysine are consumed in preference to foods high in arginine, HSV replication may be inhibited; conversely, consuming foods high in arginine may interfere with the therapeutic use of lysine.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Herpes_simplex_virus   (583 words)

 Genital Herpes, NIAID Fact Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Genital herpes is an infection of the genitals, buttocks, or anal area caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV).
Most people get genital herpes by having sex with someone who is shedding the herpes virus either during an outbreak or during a period with no symptoms.
Other symptoms that may accompany the first (and less often future) outbreak of genital herpes are fever, headache, muscle aches, painful or difficult urination, vaginal discharge, and swollen glands in the groin area.
www.niaid.nih.gov /factsheets/stdherp.htm   (1561 words)

 AllRefer Health - Herpes Genital (Genital Herpes Simplex) (Genital Herpes, Herpes Simplex - Genital, Herpesvirus 2, ...
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted viral infection that is characterized by repeated eruptions of small, painful blisters on the genitals, around the rectum, or covering adjacent areas of skin.
Herpes is caused by two viruses -- herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).
The herpes infection also poses a serious problem for the immunocompromised individual (patients with AIDS, undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy, or taking high doses of cortisone preparation).
health.allrefer.com /health/herpes-genital-genital-herpes-simplex-info.html   (874 words)

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