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Oral HSV and HPV Disease: A Photo Essay

Oral HSV and HPV Disease: A Photo Essay

Dr Burgess is board-certified in Oral Medicine, and he is currently Editor in Chief of the dental content Web site, the Dental Health Imaging Hub (dental.healthimaginghub.com).He served 15 years as an Attending at the Pain Center associated with the University of Washington Medical Center and as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral Medicine at the Dental School. He was in a specialty Oral Medicine practice for over 20 years.

The image here shows primary herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection localized to the attached gingival tissue. HSV-1 infection of the oral mucosa is typically short-lived and not a major medical concern, except in cases involving immunocompromised patients and/or central dissemination.

Primary HSV-1 infection
Photo courtesy of Dr Federico Brugnami
 

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