acute primary herpetic gingivostomatitis

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a·cute pri·mar·y her·pe·tic gin·gi·vo·sto·ma·ti·tis

(ă-kyūt prī'mar-ē hĕr-pet'ik jin'ji-vō-stō-mă-tī'tis)
First infection of oral tissues with herpes simplex virus; characterized by gingival inflammation, vesicles, and ulcers.
Synonym(s): primary herpetic gingivostomatitis.
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HSV-1 is a highly prevalent pathogen causing primary infections which present clinically as herpes labialis or as primary herpetic gingivostomatitis.
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