Last Updated: 2023-07-07
Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.
Infection caused by herpes viruses in the area of a finger.
Herpesviruses, usually type I, in some cases type II. A herpetic whitlow can occur as both a primary and secondary infection. Infection often occurs in dentists.
Bubbles or erosion, usually very painful, in the area of the finger.
- Anamnesis (painful, recent onset)
- Virological diagnosis (microtrak and / or PCR)