When should consultations for herpes simplex virus (HSV) be considered?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Folusakin O Ayoade, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Consultation with a dermatologist may be beneficial in cases of atypical lesions.

In immunocompromised patients with invasive HSV infection, consultation of specialty associated with the organ system affected should be sought early (eg, pulmonologist for possible HSV pneumonitis) in order to aid in diagnosis. Infectious diseases consultation is reasonable for immunocompromised patients with CNS herpes infection.


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