Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Groin Herpes Outlook

What to expect with herpes genitalis:

  • Once infected by herpes simplex type 2 virus, there is no cure: the virus remains in the body for life.
  • After initial infection, the virus causes temporary symptoms that resolve, but additional episodes are common.
  • The number of additional attacks vary from person to person.
  • The severity of additional attacks is usually less than the initial attack.

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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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