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What type of herpes simplex virus causes genetically herpes?

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Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry

In brief: Type 2

If you are speaking of 'genital' herpes, it is typically type 2, although the possibility of type 1 causing genital lesions is well documented.

In brief: Type 2

If you are speaking of 'genital' herpes, it is typically type 2, although the possibility of type 1 causing genital lesions is well documented.
Dr. Robert Ryan
Dr. Robert Ryan
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Both types

Herpes simplex type1 and type 2 can both cause genital herpes.
Both types of herpes virus can also cause oral herpes. However, type 2 is most common in genital herpes.

In brief: Both types

Herpes simplex type1 and type 2 can both cause genital herpes.
Both types of herpes virus can also cause oral herpes. However, type 2 is most common in genital herpes.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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