2021, Number 1-3
Rev Mex Periodontol 2021; 12 (1-3)
Recurrent intraoral herpes
Gómez MD, Padilla RM, Nava VM, Sánchez BAE, López SJM
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ABSTRACTRecurrent intraoral herpes is one of the manifestations caused by a recurrent infection of herpes virus simplex 1 (HSV-1) and less common by herpes simplex 2 (HSV-2). The primary infection by HSV usually occurs in childhood and is mostly asymptomatic therefore the individual does not know that presents the infection. The most common lesion by recurrent herpes is labial herpes and in lower percentage intraoral lesions, which manifest as vesicles that later break down and coalesce to form ulcers in keratinized mucosa. A relationship has been found between HSV and other oral pathologies such as erythema multiforme (EM) and periodontal diseases. The diagnosis of recurrent injuries is generally based on clinical manifestations and medical records and can be supported by laboratory tests to confirm the diagnosis. The treatment is usually limited to relieve the symptoms, which is why mouthwashes and analgesics are effective.
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