The dangers of herpes

The dangers of herpes.  Drawing from the site www.sciencephoto.com

Herpes viruses are spread very widely in the world and is easily transmitted from person to person. Initial appearance of herpes in the body in people with strong immune proceeds not pronounced, but at10-20% Of patients have a variety of clinical manifestations. However, some categories of cases simplex virus Herpes can cause serious complications. They are:

  • Babies and infants;
  • Cancer patients;
  • Patients receiving chemotherapy and immune suppression drugs;
  • AIDS patients.

There are the following clinical forms:

  • herpetic lesions (localized or widespread);
  • herpetic lesions of oral cavity;
  • Acute respiratory infections;
  • shingles;
  • chicken pox;
  • genital herpes;
  • herpetic defeat eye (shallow and deep)
  • encephalitis and meningoencephalitis (inflammation of the brain and meninges);
  • visceral form (hepatitis, pneumonia);
  • generalized neonatal herpes, etc.

Local herpetic lesions are the most common, they are usually accompanied by some other illness (ARI, malaria, meningococcal infection, etc.). Herpes viruses cause 5-7% Of ARI.

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted, can flow in the form of lesions of the cervix, vagina herpes lesions and external genital organs. This contributes to a form of cancer of the cervix, and if infection during pregnancy poses a risk to the fetus (may be severe generalized neonatal herpes).

Herpes defeat eye often occurs in the form of superficial and deep corneal lesions. The disease tends to long-term recurrent course. Can cause persistent corneal opacity.

Hard to herpetic encephalitis occur, they often end lethally. Visceral form herpes usually occur against various massive immunosuppressive treatment and in patients with AIDS often manifested as hepatitis, pneumonia, encephalitis.

Generalized neonatal herpes occurs with encephalitis, affecting the skin and internal organs, without antiviral treatment usually results in lethal. Infection of the child can occur during childbirth, as it passes through the birth canal a woman with a rash in the area of the cervix and vagina, but sometimes — and asymptomatic disease. Disrupting the normal sexual life of patients, the virus often causes nervous disorders.

Virus simple Herpes may be the cause of pathology of pregnancy and childbirth: spontaneous abortion, fetal death. He is second rubella ability to form malformations in the fetus.

Patients complain of recurrent nagging pains in the abdomen in the area of the testicles in males and the ovaries in women projections and radiating pain in the lumbar region and the rectum, pain in the perineum. Long-lived pain syndrome causes decreased libido, which is connected with herpetic neuralgia pelvic nerve- plexus.

Herpes provokes cancer

Leading domestic and foreign experts agreed that genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus type II represents a significant threat to human health: British scientists have shown that herpes can act as an initiating factor for cervical cancer and prostate cancer.

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