There is uncertainty regarding the pathogenic nature of cytomegalovirus in cutaneous lesions co-infected with herpes simplex virus. It is widely believed that herpes simplex virus is the main pathogenic factor in such lesions and that cytomegalovirus plays little if any role. There are, however, isolated case reports that describe cytomegalovirus as an important driving pathogen in such lesions. The authors present two human immunodeficiency virus patients who have cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex virus co-infected perigenital ulcers, one of whom improved on valacyclovir, while the other, who was already on valacyclovir for chronic herpes simplex virus suppression, showed no improvement with a single dose of cidofovir. He only showed rapid improvement when treated with valganciclovir. The latter patient underscores the viewpoint that at least in some cases, cytomegalovirus may be an important driving force behind the formation of such lesions.
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But a painful or uncomfortable sore is usually a sign of some kind of underlying condition, such as a sexually transmitted infection STI or an immune system disorder. Read on to learn more about the potential causes of penis sores and the types of symptoms that should prompt you to see a doctor as soon as possible. Several common STIs cause penis sores. Genital herpes is a condition caused by infection by the herpes simplex virus HSV.
A genital ulcer is located on the genital area, usually caused by sexually transmitted diseases such as genital herpes , syphilis or chancroid. Some other signs of having genital ulcers include enlarged lymph nodes in the groin area, or vesicular lesions, which are small, elevated sores or blisters. The syndrome may be further classified into penile ulceration and vulval ulceration for males and females respectively. Genital ulcers are not strictly a sign of an STD.