Can herpes cause organ damage?


yes, in rare cases, herpes can cause organ damage. Herpes viruses can affect different organs in the body, including the brain, lungs, liver, and eyes.

Herpes encephalitis is a rare but severe condition caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) that can cause inflammation of the brain and result in brain damage. In some cases, herpes can also cause pneumonia, hepatitis, and other types of organ damage.

Additionally, herpes can lead to complications during pregnancy, such as miscarriage, premature birth, and transmission of the virus to the newborn, which can cause serious health problems or even death.

It is important to seek medical attention if you experience symptoms of herpes, such as sores or blisters on the skin or mucous membranes, as prompt treatment can help prevent complications and reduce the risk of organ damage.

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