Herpes Simplex: A Photo Essay

Herpes Simplex: A Photo Essay

This itchy, vesicular lesion on a young woman’s neck had reappeared, at the same site, after being cleared 1 year earlier. An empirical diagnosis was made of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection. A culture was positive for HSV type 1.

Photo courtesy of David L. Kaplan, MD.

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