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Herpes simplex is a viral disease caused bi the herpes simplex virus.[1]

Herpes simplex
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Herpes labialis o the lawer lip. Note the blisters in a group merked bi an arrae.
Specialty Infectious disease
Symptoms Blisters that break appen an form smaw ulcers, fiver, swollen lymph nodes[1]
Duration 2–4 weeks[1]
Causes Herpes simplex virus spread bi direct contact[1]
Risk factors Decreased immune function, stress, sunlicht[2][3]
Diagnostic method Based on symptoms, PCR, viral cultur[2][1]
Medication Aciclovir, valaciclovir, paracetamol (acetaminophen), topical lidocaine[1][2]
Frequency 60–95% (adults)[4]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Balasubramaniam, R; Kuperstein, AS; Stoopler, ET (April 2014). "Update on oral herpes virus infections". Dental clinics of North America. 58 (2): 265–80. doi:10.1016/j.cden.2013.12.001. PMID 24655522. 
  3. Elad S, Zadik Y, Hewson I, et al. (August 2010). "A systematic review of viral infections associated with oral involvement in cancer patients: a spotlight on Herpesviridea". Support Care Cancer. 18 (8): 993–1006. doi:10.1007/s00520-010-0900-3. PMID 20544224. 
  4. Chayavichitsilp P, Buckwalter JV, Krakowski AC, Friedlander SF (April 2009). "Herpes simplex". Pediatr Rev. 30 (4): 119–29; quiz 130. doi:10.1542/pir.30-4-119. PMID 19339385.