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What is the difference between hepes zoster and herpes simplex?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
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In brief: Different Viruses

Herpes zoster is same virus which causes Chicken Pox and also called Varicella Virus Herpes Simplex type 2 causes genital Herpes and Type1 mostly causes cold sores and sometime causs genital Herpes

In brief: Different Viruses

Herpes zoster is same virus which causes Chicken Pox and also called Varicella Virus Herpes Simplex type 2 causes genital Herpes and Type1 mostly causes cold sores and sometime causs genital Herpes
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
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In brief: HZ vs. HVS

HZ (Herpes Zoster) is a common form of cutaneous neuropathic pain is associated with herpes zoster infection.
HVS (Herpes simplex virus) is an oral herpes causes cold sores around the mouth or face.

In brief: HZ vs. HVS

HZ (Herpes Zoster) is a common form of cutaneous neuropathic pain is associated with herpes zoster infection.
HVS (Herpes simplex virus) is an oral herpes causes cold sores around the mouth or face.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Shingles vs. herpes

Herpes zoster is shingles, a reactivation of the varicella zoster (chicken pox) virus, generally occurring along the distribution of a peripheral nerve in older people or people with immunosuppression.
Herpes simplex is the virus that causes cold sores and genital herpes.

In brief: Shingles vs. herpes

Herpes zoster is shingles, a reactivation of the varicella zoster (chicken pox) virus, generally occurring along the distribution of a peripheral nerve in older people or people with immunosuppression.
Herpes simplex is the virus that causes cold sores and genital herpes.
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