To the Editor.—
I read with interest the article by Rubin et al1 that appeared in the March 1 issue of The Journal. The authors purport to describe the first fatal case of herpes simplex type 2 in a healthy adult without immunosuppression or encephalitis.In January 1983, the Southern Medical Journal published a similar case study prepared by me and my colleagues.2
Whorton CM. Fulminant Hepatic Failure due to Genital Herpes in a Healthy Woman: Was the Case a First? JAMA. 1985;254(24):3421. doi:10.1001/jama.1985.03360240033012
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