Herpes genitalis

What is Herpes genitalis?

Herpes genitalis meaning An infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) and usually spread by sexual contact. Symptoms may include painful blisters or open sores in the genital area, which may be preceded by a tingling or burning sensation in the legs, buttocks, or genital region. The herpes sores usually disappear within a few weeks, but the virus remains in the body and the lesions may recur from time to time.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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