Going viral: oral manifestations of viral diseases

Many viruses affecting the US population have intra- and extra-oral manifestations. This session will be an evidence-based presentation of various viral infections that produce symptoms in and around the oral cavity, including lesions from human papillomavirus infections, the herpes family of viruses (HSV, EBV, VZV), coxsackie virus, and the human immunodeficiency virus. Measles and mumps will also be reviewed due to recent cases of infections in non-immunized children. Treatment options and therapies for alleviating discomfort from oral lesions will be discussed. The session will include case presentations for audience participation in the differential diagnoses of lesions in the cases.