HSV disease remains a significant problem for the dental profession because of its widespread occurrence and ready transmission. Fortunately, available diagnostic techniques are highly sensitive and specific, antiviral therapy is effective in limiting the course of infection, and contemporary infection control procedures adequately safeguard dental personnel and the patient. Unfortunately, there is still a large segment of the population already infected with HSV-1 and the number of immunosuppressed latently infected patients continues to increase. Thus, patients will continue to need the help of the knowledgeable and willing dentist who can diagnose HSV-1 infection, provide effective treatment, and prevent transmission.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Dental clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Oct 1 1992|
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