Viral diseases of the oral mucosa

Bethany R. Hairston, Alison J. Bruce, Roy S. Rogers

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A wide variety of both DNA and RNA viruses affect the oral cavity. When considered in conjunction with cutaneous features, careful examination of the oral mucosa and oropharynx aids the clinician in making a diagnosis. Examination of the oral cavity should be incorporated as a regular component of the dermatologic examination because diagnostic clues are readily available to assist in the evaluation of infectious processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-32
Number of pages16
JournalDermatologic Clinics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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