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Description:This micrograph depicts results indicating the presence of herpes simplex virus in a Tzanck test specimen from a penile lesion.
A Tzanck test involves extracting a sample of tissue from the floor of a bullous, i.e., maculopapular lesion in order to micrographically examine it in order to see if there are any abnormal cell types present such as multinucleated giant cells, as were present in this case of herpes progenitalis, also known as herpes genitalis.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Joe Miller
Creation Date:1975
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Links:CDC – Nat. Cntr. for HIV, STD and TB Prevention; Div. of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Genital Herpes
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