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Definition of HHV-1

HHV-1: Human herpesvirus 1. A herpes virus that causes cold sores and fever blisters in and around the mouth. Here is a depiction of a typical fever blister caused by HHV-1:

In rare cases, as when the immune system is severely compromised, this virus can cause infection of the brain (encephalitis). HHV-1 is also known as herpes simplex type (HSV 1) .

Fever blister Illustration - HHV-1

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