Herpesvirus type 2: isolation from seminal vesicle and testes.

  title={Herpesvirus type 2: isolation from seminal vesicle and testes.},
  author={F A Deture and D M Drylie and Herbert E. Kaufman and Y N Centifanto},
  volume={7 5},
Reproductive tissues from 10 recent male cadavers were examined. Herpesvirus type 2 was isolated from testes, seminal vesicle, or both in 4 cases. This is the first report of the isolation of herpesvirus type 2 from human seminal vesicular tissue. The data support previous evidence that herpesvirus type 2 can be isolated from the reproductive tissues of males without active or prior infection and suggest that these tissues may serve as a reservoir for transmission of this virus. The study also… CONTINUE READING