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BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Apr 1;2015. pii: bcr2015209488. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2015-209488.

Burning mouth syndrome due to herpes simplex virus type 1.

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1
Department of Neurology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, USA.
2
Department of Neurology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, USA Departments of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, USA.

Abstract

Burning mouth syndrome is characterised by chronic orofacial burning pain. No dental or medical cause has been found. We present a case of burning mouth syndrome of 6 months duration in a healthy 65-year-old woman, which was associated with high copy numbers of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) DNA in the saliva. Her pain resolved completely after antiviral treatment with a corresponding absence of salivary HSV-1 DNA 4 weeks and 6 months later.

PMID:
25833911
PMCID:
PMC4401976
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2015-209488
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