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Penis and scrotum
Infectious disorders
Herpes simplex virus (HSV)

Reviewer: Antonio Cubilla, M.D. and Alcides Chaux, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 19 June 2013, last major update February 2010
Copyright: (c) 2002-2013, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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Terminology
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Epidemiology
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Sites
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Etiology
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Clinical features
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Treatment
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Clinical images
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Multiple vesicles and ulcerations on surface

Vesicles on same red base


Lesions in later stage of healing

Atypical lesions resembling erosions

Crusting lesion resembling scabies

Micro description
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Micro images
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Multinucleated giant cells with inclusions (right-vulva)

HSV2 antibody highlights
virus in cells at interface


Focal ulceration

Multinucleated giant
cells at edge of ulcer

Cytology images
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HSV cellular changes

Positive stains
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Electron microscopy images
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Drawing (fig 2a)

Negative stain (fig 2c)

Enveloped, linear, double-stranded DNA

"Fried-egg" appearance (fig 2g)

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