Herpes simplex virus

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Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2), also known as human herpesvirus 1 and 2 (HHV-1 and HHV-2), are two members of the eight known members of the Herpesviridae family.

HSV-1 causes cold sores while HSV-2 causes genital herpes.[1]

Implicated in causation of other diseases[edit]

Cause of false positives in testing[edit]

Several herpesviruses including HSV-2 may cause false positives on Lyme disease tests.[4]

References[edit]

  1. Herpes Simplex Virus - University of Maryland Medical Center
  2. Experts Say There’s a Herpes-Alzheimer’s Link - TIME, March 10, 2016
  3. Novel Fibromyalgia Treatment Granted FDA Fast Track Designation - Fibromyalgia News Today By: Charles Moore
  4. Lynne Strasfeld, Lauri Romanzi, Richard H. Seder, and Victor P. Berardi False-Positive Serological Test Results for Lyme Disease in a Patient with Acute Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Infection


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