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Hemorrhagic cystitis due to herpes simplex virus as a marker of disseminated herpes infection

  • Deborah A. Dehertogh
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    Requests for reprints should be addressed to Dr. Deborah A. DeHertogh, Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, 500 Blue Hills Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06112.
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    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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  • Lee R. Brettman
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    Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut, USA
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      Abstract

      Herpetic cystitis has rarely been reported. Herein are described two immunocompromised female patients with genital or buttock herpetic lesions in whom hemorrhagic cystitis due to herpes simplex virus type 2 developed in the setting of disseminated herpetic infection. Both patients had indwelling Foley catheters. Urinary tract instrumentation may cause local or widespread dissemination of genital herpes in immunocompromised patients.
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