Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Print version ISSN 0037-8682
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822011000300029.
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.