John Libbey Eurotext

European Cytokine Network

Lower interleukin-2 and higher serum tumor necrosis factor-a levels are associated with perimenstrual, recurrent, facial Herpes simplex infection in young women Volume 11, numéro 3, September 2000


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The time around menstruation has been recognised as conferring a susceptibility to several infectious diseases. Higher, clinically symptomatic incidences of vulvovaginal candidiasis [1, 2] chlamydia trachomatis infections [3], increased vaginal transmission of simian immunodeficiency virus [4] have already been noted as related to a late luteal phase and menstruation. The recurrent Herpes simplex type I infection belongs to the perimenstrual...