Sexual and demographic risk factors for herpes simplex type 1 and 2 in women attending an antenatal clinic. – PubMed

Sexual and demographic risk factors for herpes simplex type 1 and 2 in women attending an antenatal clinic. - PubMed

Sexual and demographic risk factors for herpes simplex type 1 and 2 in women attending an antenatal clinic. - PubMed
A severe acute necrotizing herpes simplex virus type 1 encephalitis, apparently mediated by macrophages or cytokines or both, was seen in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. We report the development of severe oral infection with HSV type 1 in a 34 year old woman with type 1 diabetes mellitus and end stage renal disease (ESRD) following cadaveric renal transplantation at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh. Herpes simplex is further classified as either a true primary infection or a non primary initial episode or a recurrent episode. Though HSV-1 does not elevate risk for schizophrenia (SZ) per se, exposure is likewise associated with impaired cognitive functions among SZ patients. Preoperative visual acuity (VA) ranged from light perception (LP) to 0,2 and was less than or equal to 0,05 in 95,2% patients. For the commonest pathogens causing meningitis, enteroviruses, this is usually the case; however, for many of the other pathogens causing viral meningitis, and for common pathogens in the immunocompromised or infants, viral meningitis is frequently associated with substantial neurological complications and a significant mortality. Increasing age, Asian country of birth, lower education level, public hospital status, confirmed genital herpes, a partner with genital herpes, early age of first sex, more than one lifetime sexual partner, and previous chlamydia infection were independently associated with HSV-2 seropositivity.

Of 408 women tested for HSV-1 antibodies, 323 (79.2% (95% CI 74.9-83.0)) were positive. Oral herpes, oral blisters or sores, and being HSV-2 seropositive were independently associated with HSV-1 seropositive status. The infection spread to the eczemous areas. Further, statistically significant interactions between HSV-1 exposure and SZ case status were not detected. 26,7% KPros required major vitreo-retinal surgery to treat postoperative complications; in addition 3 eyes were eviscerated. Other significant causes of viral meningitis are illustrated in Table 1.

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