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Dent Clin North Am. 2014 Apr;58(2):265-80. doi: 10.1016/j.cden.2013.12.001.

Update on oral herpes virus infections.

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1
Orofacial Pain Clinic, School of Dentistry, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia; Perth Oral Medicine and Dental Sleep Centre, St John of God Hospital, Suite 311, 25 McCourt Street, Subiaco, Western Australia 6008, Australia.
2
Department of Oral Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 240 South 40th Street, Room 207, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.
3
Department of Oral Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 240 South 40th Street, Room 206, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. Electronic address: ets@dental.upenn.edu.

Abstract

Oral herpes virus infections (OHVIs) are among the most common mucosal disorders encountered by oral health care providers. These infections can affect individuals at any age, from infants to the elderly, and may cause significant pain and dysfunction. Immunosuppressed patients may be at increased risk for serious and potential life-threatening complications caused by OHVIs. Clinicians may have difficulty in diagnosing these infections because they can mimic other conditions of the oral mucosa. This article provides oral health care providers with clinically relevant information regarding etiopathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of OHVIs.

KEYWORDS:

Antivirals; Herpes virus; Mouth; Oral cavity; Viral infection

PMID:
24655522
DOI:
10.1016/j.cden.2013.12.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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