Herpes Simples Virus (HSV, HSV1, HSV2)

Last updated 30.03.13

 

Index

 

Definition

-  Double stranded DNA Herpes virus

 

Features

-  Common viral disease

-  Types 1 & 2

-  Incubation period 2-12 days

-  Also known as Human Herpes Virus (HHV)

-  Transmissible by contact

 

Presentations

-  HSV 1

-  Oral mucocutaneous lesions

-  Most common presentation

-  Cold sores (Herpes Labialis)

-  Gingivostomatitis

-  Keratoconjunctivitis

-  Genital herpes

-  Meningitis, Encephalitis

-  HSV 2

-  Genital herpes

-  Most common presentation

-  Infection during Pregnancy

-  Neonatal infection

 

Mx

-  Not notifiable