This issue provides a clinical overview of herpes zoster focusing on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, practice improvement, and patient information. Each of 337 patients attending an out-patient lymphoma clinic was given an explanatory leaflet and photograph about shingles when they first presented with lymphoma. A herpes infection may cause only a single outbreak of sores, but in many cases the person will have more outbreaks. HSV type 1 causes cold sores (also called fever blisters) on the lips. The first outbreak is usually the most severe. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. However, your doctor may be able to do some tests to determine whether this is a new infection or a recurrent outbreak.
But you can control it and learn how to protect yourself and others from outbreaks. HSV-2 is generally spread by sexual contact. Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 is sexually transmitted either to the genital area or mouth. NORD recommends that affected individuals seek the advice or counsel of their own personal physicians. This disease entry is based upon medical information available through the date at the end of the topic. Since NORD’s resources are limited, it is not possible to keep every entry in the Rare Disease Database completely current and accurate. Herpes viral culture.