Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Recurrent Herpes Labialis


  • Mainly appear as herpes labialis & recurrent intraoral herpes
  • Appearance-it occurs as characteristic lip lesion containg vesicles on an erythematous base that heals with in 7-10 days
  • Site-RHL are small,shallow,irregular & errosive like lesion that may coalesce and seen to occur only on keratinized epithelium like that of gingiva, hard palate or dorsal surface of tongue.
  • Diagnosis-it is made by isolation of virus from ulcer
  • Treatment-antiviral drugs & symptomatic systemic Acyclovir 30 mg/kg/day.Acylovir resistance foscarnet

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