Recurrent Herpes Labialis in a Sample of Students in the College of Dentistry of Baghdad University
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Survey Paper | Dental Science | Iraq | Volume 7 Issue 7, July 2018

Recurrent Herpes Labialis in a Sample of Students in the College of Dentistry of Baghdad University

Noor Allawi, Abbas Al-Kurwi

Herpetic infections are very common viral infections in humans. This study has been carried out to determine the prevalence and to recognize the risk factors associated with recurrent herpetic infections of the lips and oral cavity. It is a cross sectional analysis, which was performed on the students of Baghdad College of Dentistry in 2014. In this study, 110 students participated in the research and those with a positive history of herpes labialis were asked to fill an additional questionnaire, which included more specific questions regarding the features of the infection and the risk factors.The study sample was composed of 52 % female and 48 % male individuals with a mean age of 22.5 years. About 1 % percent of the study subjests had a herpetic infection during the time of the study, while 22.7 % had at least one infection within their lifetime. The lips were the main site of the lesion with a perentage of 92 % while intraoral lesions accounted for the remaining 8 %. Most patients had a family history of herpes and associated the recurrence with stress as the main trigger followed by fever, while irritating food had the least effect. The main conclusion of this study is that Baghdad shows a moderate prevalence of herpes labialis compared to other regions, and that a positive family history of herpes was the main risk factor with stress being the main trigger for recurrence.

Keywords: Herpes, cold sores, prevalence, risk facrors, recurrence

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 7, July 2018

Pages: 425 - 427

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Noor Allawi, Abbas Al-Kurwi, "Recurrent Herpes Labialis in a Sample of Students in the College of Dentistry of Baghdad University", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=ART20183854, Volume 7 Issue 7, July 2018, 425 - 427

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