Asymptomatic herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection among pregnant women in Turkey


DURAN N., YARKIN F. , EVRUKE C., Koksal F.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH, vol.120, no.2, pp.106-110, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 120 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : INDIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.106-110

Abstract

Background & objectives: A large proportion of individuals with serologic evidence of infection with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) are asymptomatic. HSV-2 is the main cause of genital herpes infections. The acquisition of genital herpes during pregnancy has been associated with spontaneous abortion, premature labour and congenital and neonatal herpes. The present study was undertaken to determine asymtomatic genital HSV-2 shedding and seroprevalence of HSV-2 infection among asymptomatic pregnant women at the time of delivery in Adana, Turkey.