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Clinical manifestations of genital herpes in adults

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Claudia Gabriela Clavijo Rosales ,
Claudia Gabriela Clavijo Rosales

Universidad Católica de Cuenca, Carrera de Medicina-Campus Cuenca, Cuenca Ecuador

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Ricardo Enrique López Velasco ,
Ricardo Enrique López Velasco

Universidad Católica de Cuenca, Carrera de Medicina-Campus Cuenca, Cuenca Ecuador

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Joselyn Esthefanía Romero Ibáñez ,
Joselyn Esthefanía Romero Ibáñez

Universidad Católica de Cuenca, Carrera de Medicina-Campus Cuenca, Cuenca Ecuador

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Jean Pierre Padilla Balarezo ,
Jean Pierre Padilla Balarezo

Universidad Católica de Cuenca, Carrera de Medicina-Campus Cuenca, Cuenca Ecuador

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Christian Jonathan Álvarez Arauz ,
Christian Jonathan Álvarez Arauz

Hospital General Dr. Enrique Ortega Moreira, Durán, Guayas Ecuador

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Abstract

Introduction: One of the most common pathologies is the genital herpes that affects worldwide and every year increases more, it is part of the sexually transmitted diseases, it is important to recognize the clinical manifestations that suffer patients to achieve a prompt diagnosis, since there are people who are asymptomatic, but the most common manifestations are the vesicles and the pruritus in the genital areas.
Objective: to explain the clinical characteristics of genital herpes in adults Methods: the literature review was carried out by means of a virtual search of the databases found such as PubMed, Scopus and ScienceDirect, where articles published from 2017 to 2021 were found.
Results: among the most recurrent results we find manifestations such as myalgia, erythema, pruritus, adenopathies, genital, inguinal and buttocks vesicles, followed by fever, dysuria, urinary retention, nausea and neck stiffness.
Conclusions: it is concluded that there are different types of clinical manifestations and not all people will be the same; however, vesicles and pruritus in the genital areas are clinical characteristics that will be found in all cases.

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Clavijo Rosales CG, López Velasco RE, Romero Ibáñez JE, Padilla Balarezo JP, Álvarez Arauz CJ. Clinical manifestations of genital herpes in adults. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2023 Feb. 1 [cited 2024 Jun. 17];3:253. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/253

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