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Are these HSV1 IgG, IgM values mean GENITAL HERPES?

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hello dr,
I just had a blood test for HSV and the result became like this:

(HSV)1 IgG 115.90 U/ml (H)
(HSV)1 IgM 1.3 U/ml
(HSV)2 IgG 4.90 U/ml
(HSV)2 IgM 1.5 U/ml

Can you tell me what do these numbers means?

Does it mean I have a genital herpes? 

Because I had one herpes pump in my upper lip a month ago

 

History: I have crhon's disease and i'm taking humira (one shot) every 14 days

Category: Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD)Specialist

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Hello,
Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
I understand your concern.
These numbers indicate that you have a previous history of both HSV-1 as well as HSV-2 infection, and it can recur in the future. The IGM antibody number suggest that there has not been any recent infection, but especially the HSV-1 IGG is extremely high, indicating you have been infected before.
Hope this was helpful,
Feel free to discuss further.


Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
Experience: 
Diploma in Dermatology - Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK , 2010
Residency - DNB, Dermatology -  K.J Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, 2009
Medical School & Internship - MBBS - Dr. D . Y . Patil Medical College, Mumbai, 2004
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