В gingivostomatitis is an infection that occurs in and around the mouth.
Gingivostomatitis is a common infection of the mouth and gums. There may also be lesions in the mouth that resemble canker sores.
Conclusions primary herpetic gingivostomatitis is not limited to children but can affect people of any age. Proper diagnosis and treatment are essential, particularly in elderly and immunocompromised patients.
Most often, the persons who are diagnosed with this disease does not require treatment for this condition will resolve after approximately 4-6 days.
The primary infection, herpetic gingivostomatitis, usually occurs in children or young adults. It varies in severity from very mild, often mistaken for teething, to severe with extensive blistering and ulceration of the oral mucosa, particularly the gingivae, often accompanied by malaise.
Introduction herpetic gingivostomatitis is an infection caused by herpes simplex virus, which affects mainly children patients, being uncommon this manifestation in adults.
Herpetic gingivostomatitis is caused by herpes simplex virus type 1. Primary herpetic gingivostomatitis typically occurs in children between six months and five years of age, but it can occur in older children and adolescents. (see epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnosis of herpes simplex virus type 1 infection.).
Primary herpetic gingivostomatitis is a common pediatric infection caused in 90 of cases by herpes simplex virus type 1. 1 while most children will be asymptomatic, diagnosis of children with symptoms is made based on clinical presentation of erythematous gingiva, mucosal hemorrhages, and clusters of small erupted vesicles throughout the mouth.
It may occur after infection with the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1), which also causes cold sores. The condition may also occur after infection with a coxsackie virus.
В after three days of aciclovir treatment all viral cultures became negative, compared with almost 50 positive cultures on day 6 in the placebo group, probably indicating a decrease in the infectivity of the treated children. Recurrences of gingivostomatitis are unusual in normal hosts and are most probably related to immunity after infections.