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Description:This male patient presented with maculopapular lesions on the distal penile shaft that were first thought to be due to syphilis, but through the process of conducting a differential diagnosis, was later determined to be due to a Herpesviridae infection.
Herpes simplex virus, otherwise known as “Herpesvirus hominis” is a member of a group of viruses including those which cause oral herpes, i.e., usually HSV-1, and genital herpes, i.e., usually HSV-2.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Renelle Woodall
Creation Date:1969
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Links:CDC – National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of STD Prevention; Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs): Genital Herpes – CDC Fact Sheet
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