Life-threatening pharyngitis caused by herpes simplex virus, type 2.


A 21-year-old man who had pharyngitis needed hospitalization for observation of airway patency and for parenteral fluid therapy. Infection with herpes simplex virus, type 2 (HSV-2), was diagnosed on the basis of the finding of significantly increased IgM indirect hemagglutination antibody titers. The pharyngitis appeared to have been contracted by… (More)


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