Herpes simplex virus type 1

Illustration of herpes simplex virus 1

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HSV-1 usually occurs around the mouth. The blister-like sores are commonly called cold sores.

Last Updated: January 13, 2009

Medical Review: Joy Melnikow, MD, MPH - Family Medicine & Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH - Infectious Disease

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