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Int J STD AIDS. 2017 Dec;28(14):1366-1379. doi: 10.1177/0956462417727194. Epub 2017 Aug 24.

2017 European guidelines for the management of genital herpes.

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1 Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Southampton, UK.
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2 Southampton Medical School, Southampton, UK.
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3 Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.
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4 Department of Dermatovenerology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.
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5 Dermatologisches Ambulatorium Triemli, Zurich, Switzerland.
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6 Central and North West London NHS Trust, London, UK.
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7 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem, Belgium.
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8 Independent Medical Professional, Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel, The Netherlands.
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9 Moscow Scientific and Practical Center of Dermatovenereology and Cosmetology, Moscow, Russia.
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10 Department of Venereology, the Olafia Clinic, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.
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11 Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.

Abstract

Genital herpes is one of the commonest sexually transmitted infections worldwide. Using the best available evidence, this guideline recommends strategies for diagnosis, management, and follow-up of the condition as well as for minimising transmission. Early recognition and initiation of therapy is key and may reduce the duration of illness or avoid hospitalisation with complications, including urinary retention, meningism, or severe systemic illness. The guideline covers a range of common clinical scenarios, such as recurrent genital herpes, infection during pregnancy, and co-infection with human immunodeficiency virus.

KEYWORDS:

Europe; HSV; Herpes simplex; antibiotic; genital herpes; treatment

PMID:
28836892
DOI:
10.1177/0956462417727194
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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