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Changing trends in genital herpes simplex virus infection in Bergen, Norway.
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PMID:  10949236     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM OF STUDY: To document the proportion of each herpes simplex virus (HSV) type in genital HSV infection and changes over time during a 10 year period. DESIGN: Retrospective comparative study in sexually transmitted disease (STD) patients with genital HSV infection at the outpatient clinic for STD, Haukeland Hospital, Bergen, Norway. RESULTS: HSV-2 was the major cause during the 80's, whereas HSV-1 constitutes a greater part of the cases during the 90's, especially in female patients and in the younger age groups with primary or initial disease, where HSV-1 is the causative viral type in up to 70-90% of the cases. CONCLUSION: The documented change from HSV-2 towards HSV-1 in cases of genital HSV infection may have implications as to prognosis, future usefulness of vaccines, present and future usefulness of new type-specific serological tests.
A Nilsen; H Myrmel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0001-6349     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-07     Completed Date:  2000-09-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  693-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatovenerology, University of Bergen, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Herpes Genitalis / epidemiology*,  virology
Herpesvirus 1, Human / pathogenicity*
Herpesvirus 2, Human / pathogenicity*
Norway / epidemiology

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