Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Herpes Simplex Type 1 Evaluation

The evaluation of herpes gingivostomatitis starts with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with herpes gingivostomatitis include:

Testing is not usually necessary to make the diagnosis of herpes gingivostomatitis.

Tests that may be used to evaluate herpes gingivostomatitis include:
  • Viral culture of fluid collected from the sores

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Last Updated: Aug 29, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Herpes Simplex Type 1 References
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