Which clinical history findings are characteristic of genital herpes?

Updated: Feb 16, 2018
  • Author: Sean P McGregor, DO, PharmD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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HSV-2 is identified as the most common cause of herpes genitalis. However, HSV-1 has been increasingly identified as a causative agent of primary genital herpes infections, and these are likely secondary to orogenital contact. Recurrent genital herpes infections are almost exclusively caused by HSV-2.


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