Secondary Herpetic Stomatitis | ppt
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Definition and etiology
It is commonly precipitated by fever, trauma
, cold, heat, sunlight, emotional stress, and HIV infection.
•The most common sites of recurrence for HSV-1 are the lips and perioral skin
, the palate, and the attached gingiva.
•Clinically, the lesions
present as multiple small vesicles arranged in clusters (Fig.).
•The vesicles soon rupture, leaving small ulcers that heal spontaneously within 6–10 days.
•Prodromal symptoms are burning, itching, tingling, and erythema.
•Characteristically, fever, generalized regional lymphadenopathy, and constitutional symptoms are absent.
•The diagnosis is made on clinical grounds.
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