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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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FERREIRA, Dennis Carvalho et al. Recurrent herpes simplex infections: laser therapy as a potential tool for long-term successful treatment. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2011, vol.44, n.3, pp.397-399. ISSN 0037-8682.

Herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 are the main infectious agents associated with oral and genital ulcerations. These infections are now widely recognized as sexually transmitted diseases. Among treatment options, low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has shown promising clinical results as a longer-lasting suppression therapy. Two clinical cases are described with recurrent labial herpes for which LLLT was used. Following treatment, both patients remained symptom free during the 17-month clinical follow-up period.

Keywords : Low-level laser therapy; Herpes simplex type 1; Herpes simplex type 2.

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