Genital Herpes in Adolescents

by Brian Alverson, MD

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    The lecture Genital Herpes in Adolescents by Brian Alverson, MD is from the course Adolescent Medicine.

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    1. Half of the cases are asymptomatic
    2. HSV-1 is the predominant cause of the disease
    3. It forms a painless chancre on the penis
    4. The duration of symptoms is usually 2—3 days
    5. Constitutional symptoms are rare
    1. Direct contact
    2. Blood transfusion
    3. Sexual intercourse
    4. Father to baby
    5. Respiratory droplets
    1. Herpes in children leads to herpetic whitlow
    2. Herpes involves genital first
    3. It is not transmitted to others
    4. Herpes from the mouth is transmitted to genitals, called herpes whitlow
    5. Herpes virus is activated when child is sleeping
    1. Viral culture from active lesions grows rapidly
    2. PCR is not preffered way of diagnosis
    3. Tzanck smear is widely used
    4. Type specific antibody serology is also not available
    5. Viral culture is not possible

    Author of lecture Genital Herpes in Adolescents

     Brian Alverson, MD

    Brian Alverson, MD

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