What is the prevalence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection?

Updated: Jan 18, 2019
  • Author: Jim C Wang (王崇安), MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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HSV infection is ubiquitous, with an estimated one third of the population worldwide suffering from recurrent infections. [11] Most of these individuals develop recurrent mucocutaneous lesions such as oral cold sores.


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