A herpetic whitlow is a lesion (whitlow) on a finger or thumb caused by the herpes simplex virus. It is a painful infection that typically affects the fingers or thumbs. Occasionally infection occurs on the toes or on the nail cuticle. Herpes whitlow can be caused by infection by HSV-1 or HSV-2. HSV-1 whitlow is often contracted ...
May 31, 2017 ... Herpetic whitlow is a rare but painful infection which occurs on the fingers and is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Learn more.
Apr 13, 2017 ... Herpetic whitlow is an intensely painful infection of the hand involving 1 or more fingers that typically affects the terminal phalanx. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) is the cause in approximately 60% of cases of herpetic whitlow, and herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) is the cause in the remaining 40%.
Jun 21, 2017 ... Herpetic whitlow is a viral infection where small blisters form on the fingers and the fleshy area around the fingertips. These sores or blisters are often painful and develop after direct contact with an infected sore. The herpes simplex virus (HSV) causes this infection. There are two types of HSV. Type 1 ...
NHS Choices information on herpetic whitlow (whitlow finger), with links to other useful resources.
Herpetic whitlow—also called digital herpes simplex, finger herpes, or hand herpes—is a painful viral infection occurring on the fingers or around the fingernails. Herpetic whitlow is caused by infection with the herpes simplex virus ( HSV). Infections with HSV are very contagious and are easily spread by direct contact with ...
Feb 8, 2018 ... Images in Clinical Medicine from The New England Journal of Medicine — Herpetic Whitlow.
Jul 21, 2012 ... Herpetic whitlow is a viral infection caused by the Herpes simplex virus.
Herpetic whitlow may cause intense pain. The digital pulp is not very tense. Vesicles develop on the volar or dorsal distal phalanx but often not until 2 to 3 days after pain begins. The intense pain can simulate a felon, but herpetic whitlow can usually be differentiated by the absence of tenseness in the pulp or the presence ...