If theherpes simplex virus (HSV)invades a part of the body other than the genital area, it may cause disease in that part of the body. In general, complications are rare. And they usually occur with the first-time (primary)genital herpesoutbreak. Some of these complications include:
Other areas of the body that can be infected with the herpes virus include:
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Kevin C. Kiley, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofNovember 27, 2017
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