Herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2 are members of the Herpesviridae family and produce infections that may range from mild stomatitis to disseminated and fatal disease. Clinical conditions associated with HSV infection include gingivostomatitis, keratitis, encephalitis, vesicular skin eruptions, aseptic meningitis, neonatal herpes, genital tract infections, and disseminated primary infection.
Though in most cases HSV-1 shows no symptoms, below are some of the most symptoms associated with it.
Fever Blisters/ Cold Sores
Pain or Itching at the affected area
A clinical diagnosis of HSV-1 is critical and should be confirmed by laboratory testing, for accurate results, this can be accomplished by using direct tests for detection of HSV DNA– uses molecular diagnostic techniques, electron microscopy, viral isolation, Tzanck smears, and detection of antigens among other tests.
Upon receiving herpes test results using IgG, you are likely to get a number value. The HSV 1 test results range may be
Negative: 0.90 IV or less
Equivocal: 0.91-1.09 IV
Positive: 1.10 IV or more