Absence of viremia in primary herpetic gingivostomatitis

Scott A. Halperin, Ziad Shehab, Deborah Thacker, J. Owen Hendley

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Using current techniques of viral isolation, whole blood, plasma and buffy coat from 17 children with herpetic gingivostomatitis were cultured. Recovery of herpes simplex virus was inhibited by anticoagulation of blood with heparin and unaffected by anticoagulation with cit-rate. Herpes virus was not detected in any blood fraction during primary herpes gingivostomatitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)452-453
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)


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