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Any of several viral infections marked by the eruption of small vesicles on the skin or mucous membranes, especially herpes simplex.

[Middle English, from Latin herpēs, from Greek, from herpein, to creep.]

her·pet′ic (hər-pĕt′ĭk) adj.


(Pathology) of or relating to any of the herpes diseases
(Pathology) a person suffering from any of the herpes diseases


(hərˈpɛt ɪk)

of, pertaining to, or caused by herpes.
[1775–85; < Greek herpēt-, s. of hérpēs (see herpes) + -ic]


a. herpético-a, rel. al herpes o de naturaleza similar;
___ gingivostomatitisgingivostomatitis ___, infl. de la boca y las encías causada por herpes simple.


adj herpético
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In hard tissue application, the laser is used for caries prevention, bleaching, restorative removal and curing, cavity preparation, dentinal hypersensitivity, growth modulation and for diagnostic purposes, whereas soft tissue application includes wound healing, removal of hyperplastic tissue to uncovering of impacted or partially erupted tooth, photodynamic therapy for malignancies, photo stimulation of herpetic lesion.
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6,7 In this method, scrapings from the floor of the vesicles are transferred to a glass slide, stained with various dyes, and then examined under the light microscope, that reveals multinucleated giant cells in herpetic infection, acantholytic cells in pemphigus, dyskeratotic acantholytic cells and cocci in bullous impetigo, pseudohyphae in candidiasis and necrotic basal cells in toxic epidermal necrolysis.
The Court of Appeal, however, has agreed with the High Court decision that Pfizers patent claim for specific types of pain including causalgia pain, herpetic pain and post-herpetic pain are valid.
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Herpetic anterior uveitis (AU) is a major cause of infectious AU in both developed and developing countries (1) and accounts for 5% to 10% of all uveitis cases seen at referral centers.
Material and Methods: Fifty patients with post herpetic neuralgia (PHN), 10 patients with trigeminal neuralgia and 20 patients with nerve entrapment pain were included in the study.
Viraudx-ColdSore[TM] lip balm has been shown to speed healing of existing herpetic lesions and prevent the reoccurrence of future outbreaks associated with moderate-to-severe HSV-1 infection.
Corneal herpes simplex virus type 1 superinfection in patients with recrudescent herpetic keratitis.
b- Pharyngitis is described in case of: - primary herpetic gingivostomatitis - varicella
Herpetic whitlow, or herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection of the hand, was first reported by Adamson in 1909.