Other Viruses That Affect the Liver

  • Authors: Lisa VanWagner, MD, MSc, FAST (More Info)
  • Editor In Chief: Stefan Zeuzem, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 9/4/18 (What's New)


  • HSV-1 and HSV-2 infections are common in the US[Mell 2008]
  • HSV is generally transmitted by close contact with an infected person who is shedding virus from the skin, in saliva, or in genital secretions
  • Hepatitis is a rare complication of HSV infection[Riediger 2009]

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