Multiple recurrences of HSV-1 on right lower buttock
Surav Man Sakya BS, Judy Park DeWitt BS, Ashley Sturgeon MD
Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is a common localized viral infection that affects many individuals in the general population. HSV-1 infection most commonly presents on the face and lips. In contrast, HSV-2 most commonly appears in a boxer distribution in the anogenital region, which can include the buttocks. We report a healthy 28-year-old Asian woman with multiple reoccurrences of grouped vesicles with an erythematous base on her right inferior medial buttock. On viral serologic testing, the etiological agent was HSV-1, not HSV-2. This case highlights the presentation of HSV-1, not HSV-2, in this location.
Keywords: HSV-1, HSV-2, buttock, recurrent infection
Article citation: Sakya SM, DeWitt JP, Sturgeon A. Multiple recurrences of HSV-1 on right lower buttock. The Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles 2019;7(27):72–74
From: The Department of Dermatology (JPDW, AS) at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas; and Penn State College of Medicine (SMS), Hershey, PA
Reviewer: Mark Lacy MD
Conflicts of interest: none
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