Seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 in Turkey

Dolar N., Serdaroglu S., Yılmaz G., Ergin S.

JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEREOLOGY, vol.20, no.10, pp.1232-1236, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections are among the most common infectious diseases in humans. The prevalence of herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2) varies widely across the world. HSV-2 infection is the primary cause of genital herpes. It is highly prevalent in human populations in many parts of the world, and is the most common cause of genital ulcer disease worldwide. In spite of the large prevalence and growing incidence of herpes simplex infection (HSV-1 and HSV-2), relatively few data have been published regarding the seroprevalence of herpes simplex infection, while no data exist regarding the Turkish population.