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Pathol Biol (Paris). 1997 Jan;45(1):24-7.

Effect of laser irradiation on latency of herpes simplex virus in a mouse model.

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Service de Stomatologie, CHU, Dijon, France.


Low power Laser irradiation is used in medical practice for different indications. Several firms which commercialise Laser claim that Laser irradiation may be beneficial towards Herpes virus pathogenicity. We observe that, in the ear experimental model of HSV latency [3], repeated exposure to infrared Laser radiation of cervical ganglia following HSV inoculation appears to specifically hinder the establishment of virus latency in mouse.

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