Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Oral Herpes Risk Factors

Risk factors for herpes gingivostomatitis include:

  • Exposure to someone who has herpes gingivostomatitis
  • Physical contact with someone who has blisters or ulcers around the mouth

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Last Updated: May 1, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Oral Herpes References
  1. Amir J, Harel L, Smetana Z, Varsano I. The natural history of primary herpes simplex type 1 gingivostomatitis in children. Pediatr Dermatol. 1999 Jul-Aug;16(4):259-63. [10469407]
  2. Frenkel LM. Herpes Simplex Virus Infections in Adolescents. Adolesc Med. 1995 Feb;6(1):65-78. [10358302]
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