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Can you tell me is HSV 1 herpes simplex 1 dangerous? Can it kill you?

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Dr. Olayinka Adedayo
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Usually no.

Herpes simplex-1 is usually associated with recurrent ulcers/blisters, however in rare cases may cause a life threatening complication--herpes encephalitis.
This may lead to death as diagnosis is usually very difficult to make.

In brief: Usually no.

Herpes simplex-1 is usually associated with recurrent ulcers/blisters, however in rare cases may cause a life threatening complication--herpes encephalitis.
This may lead to death as diagnosis is usually very difficult to make.
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