Dermatology Online Journal
Undisturbed characteristic herpes simplex virus 2 outbreak
- Author(s): Goettsche, Lainee S
- Wanat, Karolyn A
- et al.
Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) is a common sexually transmitted disease that typically presents with focal erosions or small vesicles on an erythematous base.Herein, a case is described in which a 42-year old man experienced a genital HSV-2 outbreak after sustaining a spinal cord injury. No typical prodromal symptomswere experienced; therefore the vesicular lesions remained completely intact, granting an unusual opportunity to visualize herpetic infection in its most classic morphology.