Practical Reviews

Infectious Pathogens Find a Home in the Oral Cavity

Background: Dentists and health care providers should be able to evaluate and assess risk to their patients in the clinical setting. It is critical for health care providers to recognize, manage, treat, and prevent infections from spreading to others in the clinic setting. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a common pathogen that is involved in infections in the oropharynx region. Primary HSV infections are common in young children, infants, and young adolescents, but not in adults. Sma more...
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