Definition of herpes simplex in English:

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herpes simplex

noun

[mass noun]
A viral infection caused by a group of herpesviruses, which may produce cold sores, genital inflammation, or conjunctivitis.
Example sentences
  • A less common but more serious viral conjunctivitis is herpes simplex infection.
  • In addition to the usual common cold viruses, chlamydial pneumonia and herpes simplex virus infections may play a role in exacerbations of bronchospasm in patients with and without asthma.
  • Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain, usually caused by a viral infection like measles, mumps, chicken pox, influenza or herpes simplex, the cold sore virus.

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