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, cilt.120, ss.106-110, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 120 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Dergi Adı: INDIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.106-110

Özet

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.