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1

Does it normally have symptoms

No it is most often asymptomatic

2

What is the main symptom associated with herpes

Skin and mucous lesions, fever and enlarged lymph nodes

3

What are the two types of herpes simplex virus

HSV1 and HSV2

4

Where are the most common places for HSV1 and HSV2

HSV1 is usually the mouth and HSV2 is usually at the genitals

5

Describe the lyctin cycle

HSV passes into cell. viral DNA is transcribed and translated and they form new viral proteins that lead to new viruses

6

Describe the latent cycle

HSV infects sensory neurons, travel up the axon, reside in the cell body and as sensory neurons aren't destroyed they stay there forever

7

What is the prodrome of HSV

Tingling/burning before the blisters

8

What is herpatic whitlow

Herpes lesion on finger

9

What is herpes gladiatorum

Herpes lesions on the trunk, extremities and head

10

What is eczema herpeticum

Herpes lesions accompanied with atopic dermatitis

11

Diagnosis

PCR viral DNA

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Treatment

Usually self limiting but can use antivirals