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June 1976

Herpes Simplex of the Epiglottis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Science, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1976;102(6):374-376. doi:10.1001/archotol.1976.00780110086012

• Herpes simplex commonly affects only the lips and oral cavity. We report a case of a herpetic lesion that appeared to be a carcinoma localized to the epiglottis. The lesion resolved spontaneously within a month. The diagnostic value of viral culture, serological testing, and immunofluorescence, as well as histopathological evaluation is assessed, and a brief review of upper-respiratory tract herpetic disease is presented.

(Arch Otolaryngol 102:374-376, 1976)

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