Oral herpes simplex virus infection with cardiac transplantation

Spencer W. Redding, Sharon M. Gordon

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Abstract

Oral herpes simplex virus infection is a common complication of cardiac transplantation. Lesions are secondary to reactivation of the virus, are atypical in appearance, and can involve any oral and perioral surface. Diagnosis on clinical grounds is difficult and should be confirmed with laboratory testing. A case report and review of the literature are presented to support the features of this infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-199
Number of pages4
JournalSpecial Care in Dentistry
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1990

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  • Dentistry(all)

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