Localized herpes simplex lymphadenitis

Jonathan Ira Epstein, Richard F Ambinder, F. P. Kuhajda, S. H. Pearlman, V. E. Reuter, R. B. Mann

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Despite the marked immunocompromised status of most affected patients, visceral herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections in adults remain localized to the esophagus, with only rare examples of dissemination. Lymph node involvement with herpes simplex has been noted in three reported cases, but only in the context of a widespread fatal infection. This report describes two patients who presented with localized lymphadenitis documented by light microscopy, immunohistochemistry, and DNA hybridization technics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)444-448
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Pathology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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Epstein, J. I., Ambinder, R. F., Kuhajda, F. P., Pearlman, S. H., Reuter, V. E., & Mann, R. B. (1986). Localized herpes simplex lymphadenitis. American Journal of Clinical Pathology, 86(4), 444-448.