Recurrent Herpes Labialis during Pregnancy: A Case ReportDangore Khasbage S*
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Sawangi (M), Wardha, Maharashtra, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- S. Dangore Khasbage
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology
Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital
Sawangi (M), Wardha, Maharashtra, India
Tel: + 9923024036
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 28, 2017; Accepted date: February 22, 2017; Published date: February 26, 2017
Citation: Khasbage SD (2017) Recurrent Herpes Labialis during Pregnancy: A Case Report. Oral health case Rep 3:131. doi:10.4172/2471-8726.1000131
Copyright: © 2017 Khasbage SD. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Herpes simplex labialis is one of the common infectious diseases caused by Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) type 1 and is commonly contracted during childhood or adolescence. These infections are manifested as primary and recurrent episodes and affects the vermillion border of the lip in about 90% of cases, the palate in 5% of cases, and elsewhere above the chin or on the oral mucosa rarely. In primary and recrudescent HSV-associated disease, the symptoms may range from subclinical to debilitating and life-threatening, depending on the host’s immune responses or competence level. Several factors, including exposure to intense sunlight, psychological stress or immunosuppression may trigger a recurrence. A case of recurrent herpes labialis with acute herpetic gingivostomatitis during pregnancy and the role of oral physician in managing such cases are described in the present article.