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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While a majority of HSV-1 cases involve oral herpes or cold sores, around 40 percent of cases involve genital sores.
In a study it was suggested that pipe smoking is said be a potential cause of complications of lung function, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and bronchitis, increased risk of heart conditions, such as heart disease and heart attack, increased risk of cancer, especially lung, throat, and mouth cancer, pre-mature skin aging, since smoking tobacco can decrease the amount of oxygen that reaches the skin, increased risk of infectious diseases, such as mononucleosis and oral herpes.14
It is normally transmitted orally during childhood, leading to blisters and lesions around the mouth known as oral herpes. Recent data from several countries, however, showed that HSV-1 can also be transmitted sexually, through various sexual practices, leading to genital herpes and genital ulcer disease.
Prof Itzhaki said: "The striking results include evidence that the risk of senile dementia is much greater in those who are infected with oral herpes."
Research suggests treating cold sore sufferers with antiviral drugs targeting oral herpes, or HSV1, slashed their risk of developing the degenerative brain disease.
Oral herpes is usually caused by HSV1, but it can be spread to the genitals through oral sex.
When someone has type I herpes, also known as oral herpes, they carry it for life.
(https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000606.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.
[USPRwire, Wed Apr 13 2016] GlobalData's clinical trial report, "Herpes Labialis (Oral Herpes) Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2016" provides an overview of Herpes Labialis (Oral Herpes) clinical trials scenario.
Herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2) belong to diverse family of Herpesviridae, causing oral herpes lesions (HSV-1) and genital lesions (HSV-2).
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. However, ganciclovir (GCV) exhibited higher antiviral activity, longer half-life, and lower drug resistance rate than ACV.
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.