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December 27, 1985

Fulminant Hepatic Failure due to Genital Herpes in a Healthy Woman: Was the Case a First?

Author Affiliations

Jacksonville Blood Bank Jacksonville, Fla

JAMA. 1985;254(24):3421. doi:10.1001/jama.1985.03360240033012

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