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Other Health Problems Caused by Herpes Simplex Virus

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Topic Overview

If the herpes simplex virus (HSV) invades a part of the body other than the genital area, it may cause disease in that part of the body. In general, complications are rare. And they usually occur with the first-time (primary) genital herpes outbreak. Some of these complications include:

Other areas of the body that can be infected with the herpes virus include:


Credits for Other Health Problems Caused by Herpes Simplex Virus

Current as of: February 11, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Kevin C. Kiley MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology


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