Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Groin Herpes Incidence

Facts about herpes genitalis:

  • About 25 percent of adults in the US are infected with herpes simplex type 2.
  • Only about 20 percent of these adults experience episodes of rash.
  • Herpes simplex type 2 causes a genital rash in 80 percent of cases, and an oral rash in 20 percent of cases.

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Last Updated: Apr 30, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Groin Herpes References
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