Anthony, a 26-year-old married male is seen by his physician complaining of burning, blister-like lesions near...

Anthony, a 26-year-old married male is seen by his physician complaining of burning, blister-like lesions near the base of the penis, dysuria and irritation on the area by contact with clothing.

He reports that this is the second episode of these symptoms. The first occurred approximately a year ago and lasted a couple of weeks. Anthony was not concerned with the first episode, since it healed on its own, but he became concerned when it returned.


If a pregnant women is infected with HSV-2, what are the possible risks of Neonatal Herpes? (Mark all correct answers)


damage to the fetal central nervous system

spontaneous abortion


2 points   


True or False? Anthony is likely to be treated with the antiviral drugs acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir which can alleviate the symptoms of a primary outbreak, and when taken over several months can cure the tissues of the viral infection.



2 points   


The HSV 1 and 2 can also cause a latent oral infection, herpes labialis, commonly known as ____________________.

Homework Answers

Answer #1

Question 3

Answer ALL

The neonatal herpes is associated with all options

i. Epilepsy (seizures)

ii. damage to the fetal central nervous system

it enters into the fetus and travel to the brain and causes dysfunctioning of brain

iii. Abortion

it will also cause the abortion within 20 weeks of gestation when it transmitted intrauterine.

iv. blindness

it also causes the eye infection, the eye inflammation that may lead to blindness.

Question 4

Answer is TRUE

The primary outbreak of genital herpes can be treated with three main drugs,  acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir. These drugs primarily suppress the symptoms and also safe drugs. These drugs must be used for several months and check for infection, if the infection is there he has to continue the treatment.

Question 5

Answer is Cold sore

The Herpes labialis is commonly known as Cold sores.

Know the answer?
Your Answer:

Post as a guest

Your Name:

What's your source?

Earn Coins

Coins can be redeemed for fabulous gifts.

Not the answer you're looking for?
Ask your own homework help question
Similar Questions
Need Online Homework Help?

Get Answers For Free
Most questions answered within 1 hours.

Ask a Question