22 July, 2008

Cold Sores (Herpes simplex infection in child)

                                   Photo: cold sores in lip, gingiva swelling also noted.
                                     Photo: Cold Sores in Child 

Etiology:        Herpes simplex virus type 1 
Symptoms:     Blisters like sore appear in lips.
                       often with High fever in infant and toddlers.
Age:               infant and child
Treatment:     anti-virus drug such as Acyclovir is effective.

Any questions:  write to  Keiji Hagiwara MD
                           Kami-Ube Pediatric Clinic
                           E-mail: keijihagiwara@gmail.com