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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 133-134

Herpetic geometric glossitis: Acyclovir resistant case in a patient with acute myelogenous leukemia

1 School of Dentistry, Paulista University, Goiânia/GO-Brazil and Assistant Professor in Pathology, Estácio de Sá University, Goiânia/GO, Brazil
2 Hematology and Hemotherapy Center, State University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Claudio Maranhao Pereira
Faculdade de Odontologia da Universidade Paulista, campus Flamboyant, Patologia Oral -Diagnóstico Oral, BR-153, KM 503, Fazenda Botafogo, 74845-090 - Goiania - GO
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.59205

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Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections in an immunocompromised host may be atypical in location and morphology. Lesions are more extensive and aggressive, slow healing or nonhealing and extremely painful. Intraoral lesions are ulcerative and may involve any intraoral, oropharyngeal, or esophageal site. Herpetic geometric glossitis is a recently described form of lingual HSV infection in an immunocompromised patient. It was described as ulcer on the dorsum of the tongue sensitive for acyclovir therapy. A patient is presented with acute myelogenous leukemia that developed herpetic geometric glossitis which was acyclovir resistant.

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