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Mesh term Herpes Simplex

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Herpesviridae Infections
Skin Diseases, Viral


A group of acute infections caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 or type 2 that is characterized by the development of one or more small fluid-filled vesicles with a raised erythematous base on the skin or mucous membrane. It occurs as a primary infection or recurs due to a reactivation of a latent infection. (Dorland, 27th ed.)

Browse to child terms:
Herpes Genitalis
Herpes Labialis
Kaposi Varicelliform Eruption
Keratitis, Herpetic
Stomatitis, Herpetic

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