Genital herpes on the penis and topic use of Uncaria Tomentosa

case report


  • Mauro Romero Leal Passos Universidade Federal Fluminense
  • José Eleutério Junior Universidade Federal do Ceará - UFC
  • Silvia Maria Baeta Cavalcanti
  • Roberto de Souza Salles


genital herpes, Uncaria tomentosa, treatment, STD


Introduction: genital herpes is an infectious sexually transmitted disease that affects people from different socioeconomic strata, it is widespread throughout the world and a frequent cause of painful genital lesions in men and women. Objective and Methods: to report a case of a patient with penile ulcers initially treated with various topical and oral products, who finally used Uncaria tomentosa gel topically. The final diagnosis was genital herpes. Results: The symptoms of pain and burning had rapid remission. The clinical course was satisfactory and after a week, the patient, with no lesion, reported having had sexual intercourse without discomfort and returned to professional activities. Conclusion: the topical use of Uncaria tomentosa gel 50 mg/g in penile ulcers was well tolerated, and showed no side effects with relief of local symptoms.


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Author Biographies

Mauro Romero Leal Passos, Universidade Federal Fluminense

Setor de DST da Universidade Federal Fluminense- Campus do Valonguinho

José Eleutério Junior, Universidade Federal do Ceará - UFC

Adjunct Professor at the Department of Mother-Child Health, Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC) – Fortaleza (CE), Brazil.

Silvia Maria Baeta Cavalcanti

Associate Professor, Discipline of Virology, UFF – Niterói (RJ), Brazil

Roberto de Souza Salles

Associate Professor, Discipline of Virology, UFF – Niterói (RJ), Brazil




How to Cite

Passos, M. R. L., Eleutério Junior, J., Cavalcanti, S. M. B., & Salles, R. de S. (2022). Genital herpes on the penis and topic use of Uncaria Tomentosa: case report. Brazilian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 26(1-4), 29–31. Retrieved from



Case Report