How long do ulcerative lesions of genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection last?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Folusakin O Ayoade, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In men and women, the ulcerative lesions persist from 4-15 days until encrusting and reepithelialization occur. The median duration of viral shedding is about 12 days.


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