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Causes of Whitlow

Causes of Whitlow

Whitlow is caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 and 2, usually by spreading the virus from the mouth or genital area into a minor wound in the finger tip.

List of causes of Whitlow

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Whitlow) that could possibly cause Whitlow includes:

  • Bacterial fingertip infection
  • Herpes simplex virus fingertip infection

Whitlow: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Whitlow, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Whitlow:

Whitlow: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Whitlow: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Related information on causes of Whitlow:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Whitlow may be found in:


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