Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Herpes Genitalis Evaluation

The evaluation of herpes genitalis starts with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in males with herpes genitalis include:


Physical findings in females with herpes genitalis include:

Tests that may be used to evaluate herpes genitalis include:
  • Viral culture of fluid from sores using a cotton swab

Additional tests that may be used to evaluate someone with herpes genitalis include:

Herpes Genitalis Similar Conditions

Conditions that may cause symptoms similar to genital herpes include:

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Herpes Genitalis References
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