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Herpesvirus infections

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Category: Infections and Parasites Topic: Viral Infections Send by email View as PDF Send by post Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a common virus which infects people of all ages

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CMV - Lab Tests Online AU

If your doctor suspects you presently have, or recently had, a cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection OR if it is important to know if you have ever had a CMV infection such as prior to receiving an organ transplant.

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Herpes - Lab Tests Online AU

The test is looking for evidence of infection by the herpes simplex virus, a common virus that may be sexually transmitted andcauses small fever blisters (vesicles) on the mouth or genitals. There are two types of the herpes virus; HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 usually causes cold sores and HSV-2 usually causes genital herpes.

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Herpes simplex mouth infection in children | Raising Children Network

A child with a herpes simplex mouth infection might have a sore mouth, mouth ulcers and trouble eating and drinking. Its a good idea to see a GP.

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Cold sore infections - myDr.com.au

Find the answers to common questions about cold sores, irritating blisters which are caused by the herpes simplex type 1 virus and can be triggered by stress, fatigue or exposure to sunlight.

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Herpes: your questions answered - myDr.com.au

Your questions about herpes answered, including how do you know if you have genital herpes, how is herpes diagnosed, and do I have to tell my partner if I have herpes?

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Chickenpox and Shingles Tests - Lab Tests Online AU

Varicella Zoster Virus Culture; Varicella Zoster Virus by PCR; Varicella Zoster Virus by DFA; Varicella Zoster Virus Antibodies, IgG and IgM

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Shingles

Shingles is a viral infection characterised by a painful rash on the skin. The infection is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox.

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Genital herpes

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) which shows as blisters or sores on the genitals. This is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV).

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Chickenpox and Shingles

Chickenpox is a common viral infection that can reappear later in life as shingles. Vaccination is recommended for all infants and non immune adults.

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