herpes simplex virus

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Synonyms for herpes simplex virus

a herpes virus that affects the skin and nervous system

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According to the company, its new PCR assay kit distinguishes between three infectious diseases: HSV 1, the virus responsible for most cold sores and some genital herpes transmissions; HSV 2, the virus primarily responsible for most genital herpes and some cold sores; and VZV, the virus responsible for chicken-pox in children and shingles among adults.
While IgM tests may give misleading results and cannot distinguish between HSV 1 and HSV 2, this kit is both highly sensitive and specific.