Herpesvirus Hominis (Type 1) Proctitis : Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

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Herpesvirus Hominis (Type 1) Proctitis

Levine, Joel B. M.D.; Saeed, Mohsin B.S.

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Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology 1(3):p 225-228, September 1979.


Herpes proctitis from Herpesvirus hominis type 1 is probably an underrecognized cause of rectal pain and inflammation. Extreme anal pain and a purulent rectal discharge in a heterosexual man led to the appropriate diagnosis. Clinicians should be more aware of herpes as a cause of proctitis.

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