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Idiopathic Recurrent and Disabling Cutaneous Herpes


  • A 35 year old white woman presented in March 2000 to a genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic with 5 year history of recurrent lesions typical of genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection occurring almost every month.[sti.bmj.com]
Cutaneous Manifestation
  • Cutaneous manifestations of hepatobiliary disease. In: Fitzpatrick TB, Eizen AZ, Wolf K, et al . Dermatology in general medicine . 3rd ed. New York: McGraw Hill, 1987; 2 :947–64. EL Sayed F , Marguery MC, Periole H, et al .[sti.bmj.com]


  • This case demonstrates the importance of early recognition of urticaria associated with HSV infections in order to avoid delay in instituting antiviral treatment in GUM clinics or other settings for this disabling skin condition.[sti.bmj.com]
  • Also, in recent years, effective forms of treatment for several peripheral neuropathies have been introduced, making accurate diagnosis imperative.[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com]

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