Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)

by Carlo Raj, MD

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    00:01 Our next topic of sexually transmitted infection would be herpes simplex virus.

    00:06 It is a DNA virus and the type that is notably affecting your genital region would be HSV-2.

    00:13 Both HSV-1 and 2 cause genital herpes in men and women.

    00:17 Historically, HSV-2 was more associated with genital herpes, however in hte 21st century, both viruses cause genital herpes, and the proportion of newly diagnosed HSV-1 genital infections has increased significantly in the last 20 years.

    00:33 Lesion begins 2-12 days after sexual relation and these are vesicles.

    00:38 These vesicles are painful -- red papule – that progress to pustules, erosions and ulcers, worse case scenario.

    00:44 And whenever you do have these lesions, they contain the viral particles.

    00:49 The problem is this, it's the fact that whenever you have a pregnant lady, and she has a herpetic infection.

    00:56 There's every possibility that when she's shedding, that she might be able to transmit some of this infection to the newborn.

    01:04 Cervical or vaginal involvement causes severe leukorrhea and genital discharge.

    01:09 Now, we have two – two – conditions in which you would expect the find leukorrhea.

    01:15 Herpes and candida.

    01:15 However, the organisms, completely different as would be the presentation as well.

    01:22 The herpes simplex, it heals in about two to three weeks, but latent infection resides within the nerve ganglion as you would expect with most any type of herpes virus.

    01:33 Grave consequences and once again, the TORCH, vertical transmission, to the point where -- please look for a child -- if the child, the newborn, develops herpes encephalitis, oftentimes, it will be the frontotemporal region of the brain that the child is then experiencing issues.

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    The lecture Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. HSV 2
    2. HPV 6
    3. HPV 16
    4. Chlamydia trachomatis
    5. Treponema pallidum
    1. Herpes encephalitis
    2. Oral herpes leading to difficulty in feeding
    3. Genital herpes leading to difficulty in voiding urine
    4. Hyperbilirubinemia leading to kernicterus
    5. Herpes zoster

    Author of lecture Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)

     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD

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