Herpesvirus hominis infection of the female genital tract

G. Poste, D. F. Hawkins, J. Thomlinson

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The spectrum of clinical disease associated with Herpesvirus hominis Type 2 (HVH-2) infection of the female genital tract is reviewed. Aspects of the epidemiology, diagnosis and therapy of genital herpes and the possible significance of HVH-2 infection in the etiology of cancer of the cervix are discussed. The importance of genital herpes as a risk to the health of the fetus and neonate is outlined with particular reference to obstetric management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)871-889
Number of pages19
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1972
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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