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Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1


Herpes simplex virus type 1 near the mouth

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HSV-1 usually occurs around the mouth. The sores look like blisters and are commonly called cold sores.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerJeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH - Infectious Disease
Last RevisedDecember 20, 2012

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