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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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What conditions in baby are caused by the herps simplex virus?

What conditions in baby are caused by the herps simplex virus?

Local/general/brain: Herpes simplex is a devastating infection in babies. The virus can enter from the birth canal & fetal membranes or be acquired during delivery. Skin sores may appear within days, or baby can circulate the germ as a blood poisoning & it ends up invading the brain & other tissues.Even aggressive treatment may not prevent the virus from creating swiss cheese like destruction of brain tissue. ...Read more

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Could you die from herpes labialis which is caused by the herpes simplex virus.?

Could you die from herpes labialis which is caused by the herpes simplex virus.?

In general: In an immunocompetent host (a person with a healthy immune system), a herpes simplex infection is not accepted as a disease process that causes significant mortality (deaths) or morbidity (health related hardships). ...Read more

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Do you know are chickenpox and cold sores caused by different strains of the herpes virus?

Herpes Viruses: There are three herpes viruses. The common chicken pox is caused by a cousin to the other two "herpes' viruses. Chicken pox can now be prevented by the childhood varicella vaccination and hopefully with time we will see this eradicated. There are two herpes viruses. Herpes type one is found on or near the mouth more than 90% of the time. Herpes two is found near the genitals 95% of the time. ...Read more

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Are canker sores caused by the HSV 1 virus? Are they a form of HSV 1?

Are canker sores caused by the HSV 1 virus? Are they a form of HSV 1?

No: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are often confused with cold sores and are not the same. The exact cause of canker sores is unknown although stress and injury are suspected factors.They are not contagious and appear only inside the mouth. Cold sores, or herpes simplex type 1, on the other hand, are groups of painful, fluid-filled blisters and are contagious.They most often occur on the outside lips. ...Read more

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What symptoms are caused by the human immunodeficiency virus?

What symptoms are caused by the human immunodeficiency virus?

Many and few.: At the outset the patient infected may not even be aware of the presence of the virus, and this can persist until the immune system is badly damaged, and secondary infections or cancers occur (8-12 yrs). Sometimes, acute HIV syndrome will present as a mononucleosis-type illness with multiple symptoms. Best thing to do is get checked and tested if you feel you have been exposed. ...Read more

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Is the herpes simplex virus related to the coxsackie virus?

Is the herpes simplex virus related to the coxsackie virus?

No: Coxackie virus is an enterovirus ( like polio and echo virus) belongs to the Picornaviridae family. (RNA virus) Because it causes Herpangina, people may think is herpes, however it has nothing to do with Herpes. The herpes virus belongs to the Herpesviridae family (like chickenpox, zoster virus etc.). (DNA virus) ...Read more

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I learned cold sores are caused by herpes. Is it the same forms as genital herpes?

Can be type 1 or 2: Cold sores on or near the lips are due to recurrence of herpes type 1 or 2. Herpes viruses, after the initial infection, live in a person's nerves and travel down the nerves to the surface to form blisters that break open, spreading more virus. Type 1 is more common on the lips, and type 2 more common on the genitals. With people engaging in oral sex, either type can be in one or both locations. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of warts caused by HPV in the mouth?

What are the symptoms of warts caused by HPV in the mouth?

Perineal warts are: Caused by hpv 16, 18. No oral/pharyngeal warts, but oropharyngeal cancers. Infection seems relatively innocuous, it's the long term risk. There is not a clinical test to discern pharyngeal incorporation into dna...That would require biopsy. The p-16 protein may be detectable, but may not be specific for hpv. ...Read more

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Is sepsis in the body caused by leukemia or herpes simplex virus?

Is sepsis in the body caused by leukemia or herpes simplex virus?

Sepsis: Is the presence of overwhelming inflammation in the body due to infection either direct from the infection when there is bacteremia or just due to the inflammatory process. Leukemia leads to infection due to depressed immunity to infection. Herpes on its own can cause sepsis, not very common but can in times of depressed immunity. ...Read more

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Is there any specific way to distinguish genital warts (condyloma) caused by low-risk HPV & condyloma caused by the secondary stage of syphilis?

Yes: If your physician can biopsy the warts then the cause can be determined accurately. If you want to avoid this you can get blood tests for syphillis to make sure you do not have syphillis. ...Read more

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Are the following conditions the same HPV virus, condyloma acuminatum and warts ?

Yes, sorta: There is more than one kind of wart and more than one kind of wart virus. Condyloma accuminata are genital warts and should not be confused with plantar warts or other skin warts. Condyloma are from hpv (human papilloma virus). ...Read more

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Can blistering on the lips be caused by something other than herpes simplex?

Can blistering on the lips be caused by something other than herpes simplex?

Lip blisters: It can be caused by excess heat such as food or the sun. If it persists i would have it checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Herpes Virus (Definition)

Viruses from the family herperviridae. At least seven species of herpesvirus are known to be infectious to man: herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2, varicella zoster virus, epstein-barr virus, cytomegalovirus, human herpesvirus 6, ...Read more


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more