III. Complications

  1. Herpes Keratitis (Corneal infection)
  2. Herpetic Whitlow (painful vesicular lesions on fingers)
  3. Herpetic sycosis (beard area vesicular eruption)
  4. Herpes gladiatorum (vesicular lesions typically on torso with history of wrestling exposure)
  5. Erythema Multiforme (HSV is the most common cause)
  6. HSV Encephalitis
  7. Elsberg Syndrome
    1. See Myelitis
    2. Bilateral lumbosacral radiculitis with lower cord Myelitis due to HSV 2 reactivation
    3. Savoldi (2017) Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroimflamm 4(4): e355 -PMID: 28534040 [PubMed]

IV. Labs: Diagnosis

  1. See HSV Test

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