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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...

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...

What type of herpes simplex virus causes cold sores?

Type 1 more common. 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...
Hsv-1. Usually. Fever blisters are usually caused by hsv-1, but they can be caused by hsv-2. Read more...

What type of herpes simplex virus causes genetically herpes?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...