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HSV-1 and encephalitis

i got HSV-1 ORAL 4 months ago then i read somthing in the internet and i can't avoid thinking of it please doctor i have 5 questions about it .Does HSV-1  can cause encephalitis???what is the risk of  encephalitis how much that happen??How can i avoide that?? is there any  vaccine  to prevent encephalitis???
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Yes, it does, but it's so rare as not to be worth thinking about.  Consider the millions of people with ordinary cold sores--that's HSV-1.  It's annoying, not life-threatening.  Encephalitis, when it occurs, happens in sick newborns and other contexts not related to you.  There is no vaccine for this.  I assume you re asking because you have HSV-1, but this is not worth worrying about.

Take care.

Dr. Rockoff
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