Herpes labialis: a rare clinical image

Mayur Bhaskar Wanjari, Tejaswee Lohakare

PAMJ. 2022; 41:325. Published 22 Apr 2022 | doi:10.11604/pamj.2022.41.325.34635

Herpes labialis is a rash of the skin and mucous membranes (particularly the lips) and is characterized by erythema and blisters that are preceded and accompanied by burning pain. We present a case of a 21-year-old male who comes to the emergency department with a complaint of sore throat and fever for ten days. On the patient´s physical examination, the upper and lower lips showed redness with a white patch, and histopathological examination suggested herpes labialis. The patient was referred to the dermatological department for further management.
Corresponding author
Mayur Bhaskar Wanjari, Department of Research and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra, India (Wanjari605@gmail.com)

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