A complication of primary herpetic gingivo-stomatitis.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Stomatitis (Causes of)
Stomatitis (Diagnosis)
Stomatitis (Case studies)
Author: Hosey, M.-T.
Pub Date: 09/01/2007
Publication: Name: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry Publisher: European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2007 European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry ISSN: 1818-6300
Issue: Date: Sept, 2007 Source Volume: 8 Source Issue: 3
Geographic: Geographic Code: 4E Europe
Accession Number: 173513544
Full Text: E. Thomas. Brit Dent J 2007;203:33-34

A 7 year-old girl was referred with a two week history of fever, lymphadenopathy, oral and peri-oral ulceration. A diagnosis of primary herpetic gingivo-stomatitis was made on clinical criteria. Returning 2 weeks later she presented with bilateral labial adhesions, extending from the labial commisures limiting mouth opening. After a further 2 weeks the lesions had not broken down and were therefore released under general anaesthesia

Comment. This is an interesting but rare complication of primary herpetic gingivo-stomatitis. When ulceration occurs affecting the lips and commisures it is recommended that barrier creams be used to prevent this condition.
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