Genital Herpes

Mario J. Pineda*, Subir Roy

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationManagement of Common Problems in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Subtitle of host publicationFifth Edition
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781405169165
StatePublished - Jul 16 2010


  • Entire primary infection, resolving within 2-6 weeks
  • Focus of management - neonatal transmission prevention during labor
  • Genital herpes and pregnancy
  • Genital herpes, incurable sexually transmitted infection - course being recurrent in nature
  • Laboratory tests - cytology (Tzank smear), direct antibody staining, viral culture, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and serology
  • Patient education, in management of genital herpes
  • Pregnancy, complicates clinical management of genital herpes
  • Primary genital herpes infection - local and generalized systemic symptomatology
  • Risk of postpartum infection to neonate - low, when precautions are implemented
  • Serology, indicated when virologic techniques, antigen detection or PCR - impractical or nondiagnostic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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