Herpesvirus



Herpesvirus


Wang L. Cheung, MD, PhD










Herpes simplex presents as grouped, painful, vesicles image on a red base on the upper lip.






Histologically, herpesvirus infections show multinucleated cells with chromatin margination and molding image.


TERMINOLOGY


Synonyms



  • Herpetic dermatitis


  • Herpetic whitlow (hands)


  • Eczema herpeticum (herpes + atopic dermatitis)


Definitions



  • Infection by herpesvirus (HSV1, HSV2, and varicella zoster virus [VZV])


ETIOLOGY/PATHOGENESIS


Infectious Agents



  • Patients infected by fluids from infected person containing HSV1 and HSV2


  • Enter mucosa or disrupted epidermis, then enter sensory ganglia and stay dormant or cause re-infection


CLINICAL ISSUES


Epidemiology

Jul 8, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Herpesvirus
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