High seroprevalence of HSV-1 and HSV-2 in STD clinic attendees and non-high risk controls: a case control study at a referral hospital in south India.

@article{Shivaswamy2005HighSO,
  title={High seroprevalence of HSV-1 and HSV-2 in STD clinic attendees and non-high risk controls: a case control study at a referral hospital in south India.},
  author={Kanakapura Nanjundaswamy Shivaswamy and Devinder M Thappa and Telanseri Jaykar Jaisankar and Samala Sujatha},
  journal={Indian journal of dermatology, venereology and leprology},
  year={2005},
  volume={71 1},
  pages={
          26-30
        }
}
BACKGROUND In Asia, HSV seroprevalence studies are sparse and they have recorded lower prevalence of HSV infection, especially HSV-2. AIMS To ascertain the seroprevalence of HSV-1 and HSV-2 in patients attending a STD clinic in a referral hospital in south India and to compare it with a control group. METHODS The study included 135 consecutive STD cases having history of ulcerative or non-ulcerative STD in the present or in the past 5 years and 135 age and sex-matched controls. Diagnostic… CONTINUE READING
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