oral herpes


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o′ral her′pes


n.
a disease caused by a herpes simplex virus, characterized chiefly by a cluster of small, transient blisters (cold sore) at the edge of the lip or nostril.
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Noun1.oral herpes - caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)
herpes simplex - an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus; affects the skin and nervous system; produces small temporary (but sometimes painful) blisters on the skin and mucous membranes
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When someone has type I herpes, also known as oral herpes, they carry it for life.
htm) MedlinePlus , an online information service produced by the United States National Library of Medicine defines oral herpes as "an infection of the lips, mouth, or gums due to the herpes simplex virus.
Multicenter, randomized, double-blind controlled clinical trials suggested [sup][6],[7],[8],[9] that there was no significant difference of efficacy in the treatment of herpes stromal keratitis between oral acyclovir (ACV) therapy and placebo therapy, but further studies [sup][9],[10],[11],[12],[13],[14],[15] found that long-term and low doses of oral ACV played a role in the prevention of recurrent HSK and oral herpes.
Pritelivir should work equally well on oral herpes, which causes cold sores or fever blisters, because the compound targets a viral enzyme that is integral to both kinds of herpes infections, she said.
Recurrent oral herpes occurs at any age extraorally or intraorally.
Oral candidiasis, oral herpes simplex, and oral mucositis were the popular infectious diseases in the patients.
Oral herpes is very common and can be spread by kissing or oral sex.
Oral herpes (HSV1) is a common feature in the dental operatory.
By contrast, Dalkvist and colleagues (1995) conducted a prospective study on 28 participants with recurrent oral herpes to determine if mood, the common cold, amount of sleep, and sunshine correlated with recurrent HSV outbreaks.