LP14558-8     Herpes simplex virus

  Part: Herpes simplex virus
  Description: The herpes simplex virus (HSV) manifests itself in two common viral infections, each marked by painful, watery blisters in the skin or mucous membranes (such as the mouth or lips) or on the genitals. The disease is contagious, particularly during an outbreak, and is incurable with present technology. An infection on the lips is commonly known as a cold sore or fever blister. These are sometimes confused with canker sores or aphthous ulcers, which have a similar appearance; these appear inside the mouth and are not caused by the herpes simplex virus. When not symptomatic HSV lies dormant in nerve cells, growing along the axons of the skin during an outbreak. When the outbreak has passed, the virus 'dies back' along the nerve until it is only present in the nerve body. The dormancy of the virus within the nerve bodies contributes to the difficulty of treatment.
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  Part: Herpes simplex virus
  Description: Herpes viruses may cause a wide variety of lesions. Approximately 85% of primary genital HSV infections and 99% of recurrent disease are caused by HSV-2. Immunocompromised patients are at higher risk for development of severe infections. HSV infection causes expression of a beta-galactosidase "reporter gene." Expression of this gene can be used to monitor HSV infection. Information from LOINC partner 1 and Jacobs and DeMott Laboratory Test Handbook, 5th edition, DS Jacobs, WR DeMott and DK Oxley, 2001. (accessed 2007 07 02)

  Construct for LOINC short name: HSV
  Status: ACTIVE
  Created On: 5/4/2000

  Copyright: Copyright © 2001-2009 American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

  Chinese (CHINA)  (From: Lin Zhang, A LOINC volunteer from China)   SYNONYMS
  单纯疱疹病毒     HSV;Herpes simplex virus;单疱病毒;单疱
  Dutch (NETHERLANDS)  (From: NVKC, Dutch Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, The Netherlands)    
  Herpes simplex virus      
  Estonian (ESTONIA)  (From: Estonian E-Health Foundation)    
  French (BELGIUM)  (From: Jean M. Prevost, MD, Biopathology)   SYNONYMS
  Virus de l'herpès simplex     HSV
  French (CANADA)  (From: Canada Health Infoway Inc.)    
  Virus de l'herpès simplex      
  Greek (GREECE)  (From: Efstratia Kontaxi, MD, MSc, and Evripidis Stefanidis, MD, with technical support from Panagiotis Kontaxis, Diploma of Electrical and Computer Engineering.)    
  Ιός απλού έρπητα      
  Italian (ITALY)  (From: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)   SYNONYMS
  Herpes simplex, virus     HSV
  Russian (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)  (From: Yaroslavl State Medical Academy)    
  Herpes simplex вирус      
  Spanish (SPAIN)  (From: the Clinical Laboratory Committee of SERVICIO EXTREMEÑO DE SALUD, with the support of BITAC MAP.)   SYNONYMS
  Virus Herpes simplex     VHS
  Turkish (TURKEY)  (From: LOINC Turkish Translation Group and the Turkish Ministry of Health)    
  Herpes simplex virüsü      

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  Display name: Herpes simplex virus
  Preferred Abbreviation: HSV