The Characteristic Features of Herpetic Infection


Herpes that resembles severe acute respiratory syndrome often occurs without the characteristic bubbles on the mucous membranes and skin and the symptoms remind respiratory viral diseases. In rare cases, herpes rash is formed on the tonsils and the back of the throat.
Genital herpes is usually manifested by a local rash (bubbles are formed on the genitals) and general signs like fever, intoxication, and an increase of regional lymph nodes. The patients may report about pain in the lower abdomen and burn or itching in places of the rash localization. Genital herpes rash may progress, extending to the mucosa of the vagina and urethra. Chronic genital herpes may cause cervical cancer. In many cases, a genital rash is accompanied by the rash of mucous membranes of the mouth and eyes.
Babies and patients with severe immune deficiency may suffer from a generalized form of herpes infection characterized by a high spread of lesions on the skin, mucous membranes and internal organs on the background of the general intoxication and fever.