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By Faye Kehler Family Physician and GP Anesthetist since 1987 interested in all aspects of Medicine
Catalena Birek, Giuseppe Ficarra
Acute herpetic gingivostomatitis and recurrent herpes labialis are the most common manifestations of infection with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). 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. In this paper, the typical and atypical manifestations, and the current diagnostic and treatment options for localized, non-complicated oro-labial HSV infection are reviewed, with attention to cumulative evidence for the efficacy and safety of systemic antiviral agents...
May 2006: Current Infectious Disease Reports
Niall F Davis, Barry B McGuire, Jackie A Mahon, Anna E Smyth, Kiaran J O'Malley, John M Fitzpatrick
There has been a recent increase in mumps orchitis among pubertal and postpubertal males. These outbreaks can be attributed to a reduction in the uptake of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine during the early to mid-1990 s in children who have now matured. The mumps virus is commonly associated with extra-salivary complications. Unvaccinated postpubertal males diagnosed with mumps virus frequently develop complications such as mumps orchitis. Therefore, it is important that urologists are familiar with the diagnosis, treatment and complications of this condition...
April 2010: BJU International
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