Penile herpes simplex virus type 1 infection presenting two and a half years after Jewish ritual circumcision of an infant.

  title={Penile herpes simplex virus type 1 infection presenting two and a half years after Jewish ritual circumcision of an infant.},
  author={Orit Yossepowitch and Tamar Gottesman and Orna Schwartz and Michal Stein and Francis Serour and Michael Dan},
  journal={Sexually transmitted diseases},
  volume={40 6},
The association between Jewish ritual circumcision and genital herpes simplex virus type 1 infection has been well described. We report a case of genital herpes that first presented at the age of 2½ years. We believe that the infection was acquired asymptomatically through direct orogenital suction performed during circumcision in the newborn period. 
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