Herpes simplex - Dermatology and aesthetics

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Dermatology and aesthetics

Dermatology and aesthetics

Herpes

What is herpes Genital herpes Cold sores Herpes zoster
  • Meaning of herpes
  • Genital herpes
  • Cold sores
  • Shingles

Herpes simplex

Herpes simplex is a vesicular dermatitis due to a virus (Herpes homini, HSV) that lives in humans in a latent state. Vesicular lesions concern the epithelial cells of the mouth, lips or face mucosa; this herpes can also affect the genital system and in some cases cause meningitis and encephalitis. Herpes simplex is considered a sign of decreased organic defenses.

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