herpetic gingivostomatitis

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inflammation of the gingiva and oral mucosa.
herpetic gingivostomatitis that due to infection with herpes simplex virus, with redness of the oral tissues, formation of multiple vesicles and painful ulcers, and fever.
necrotizing ulcerative gingivostomatitis that due to extension to the oral mucosa of necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis; see also vincent's angina. Called also Plaut's or pseudomembranous angina.
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In primary herpetic gingivostomatitis, after 1-2 days small vesicles develop on the oral mucosa.
Primary herpetic gingivostomatitis, is characterized by shallow ulcers that appear throughout oral cavity.
However, it is not yet recommended for oral herpetic gingivostomatitis, the most vicious of these mouth infections.
Also known as acute herpetic gingivostomatitis. It affects both gingiva and other parts of oral mucous membrane.
HSV infection of the hand classically occurs as a result of autoinoculation following herpetic gingivostomatitis. After inoculation, the virus has an incubation period of 2 to 20 days before vesicles appear.
When clinically evident, however, the most frequent manifestation of initial HSV-1 disease in young children is primary herpetic gingivostomatitis (PHGS) (Amir et al., 1997; Murph & Grose, 1999).
In children, herpetic whitlow usually follows autoinoculation from primary herpetic gingivostomatitis. In adults, autogenous or exogenous inoculation from gingivostomatitis, genital herpes, and oral secretions is seen.