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Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31828bbc04
Case Report

Penile Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Infection Presenting Two and a Half Years After Jewish Ritual Circumcision of an Infant

Yossepowitch, Orit MD*; Gottesman, Tamar MD*; Schwartz, Orna MSc; Stein, Michal MD‡§; Serour, Francis MD‡§; Dan, Michael MD

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Abstract

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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