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This image depicts a close view of a patient’s penile base, revealing the presence of what was diagnosed as a primary vesiculopapular herpes genitalis lesion, caused by the herpes simples virus type-2 (HSV-2). Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the herpes simplex viruses type-1 (HSV-1), and type-2 (HSV-2), however, most genital herpes is caused by HSV-2. Symptoms typically include one or more blisters on or around the genitals or rectum.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Susan Lindsley
Creation Date:1978
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CDC Organization
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