Aim The aim of this study was to investigate the therapies administered to Italian adolescents with primary herpetic gingivostomatitis (PHGS) Methods The medical records of 74 adolescents with PHSG were reviewed. The following data were recorded: age, gender, day of onset, type of treatment, lesions' severity, pain scoring, eating, and drinking ability. The oral examination was performed at the first evaluation (T0) and after one week (T1). Results All patients showed up at the first visit at least 48 h after the onset of symptoms. No patient was prescribed an antiviral therapy. An antibiotic therapy was prescribed in order to prevent secondary bacterial infections. Fifteen patients had been treated with non alcoholic chlorhexidine rinses (group A), 29 patients with non alcoholic chlorhexidine rinses plus hyaluronic acid gel (group B); 30 patients with non alcoholic chlorhexidine rinses plus Mucosyte (R) (group C). A significant improvement of the pain scoring and lesions' severity was noted in group C. Conclusion In Italian adolescents, PHGS is diagnosed at least 48 h after onset and the antibiotic therapy is widely prescribed in order to prevent overinfections. Among topical therapies, an association of verbascoside and sodium hyaluronhate seems to favour a faster healing.

Adolescents and primary herpetic gingivostomatitis: an Italian overview / Bardellini, E.; Amadori, F.; Veneri, F.; Conti, G.; Paderno, A.; Majorana, A.. - In: IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE. - ISSN 0021-1265. - 191:2(2022), pp. 801-805. [10.1007/s11845-021-02621-3]

Adolescents and primary herpetic gingivostomatitis: an Italian overview

Veneri F.;
2022

Abstract

Aim The aim of this study was to investigate the therapies administered to Italian adolescents with primary herpetic gingivostomatitis (PHGS) Methods The medical records of 74 adolescents with PHSG were reviewed. The following data were recorded: age, gender, day of onset, type of treatment, lesions' severity, pain scoring, eating, and drinking ability. The oral examination was performed at the first evaluation (T0) and after one week (T1). Results All patients showed up at the first visit at least 48 h after the onset of symptoms. No patient was prescribed an antiviral therapy. An antibiotic therapy was prescribed in order to prevent secondary bacterial infections. Fifteen patients had been treated with non alcoholic chlorhexidine rinses (group A), 29 patients with non alcoholic chlorhexidine rinses plus hyaluronic acid gel (group B); 30 patients with non alcoholic chlorhexidine rinses plus Mucosyte (R) (group C). A significant improvement of the pain scoring and lesions' severity was noted in group C. Conclusion In Italian adolescents, PHGS is diagnosed at least 48 h after onset and the antibiotic therapy is widely prescribed in order to prevent overinfections. Among topical therapies, an association of verbascoside and sodium hyaluronhate seems to favour a faster healing.
2022
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801
805
Adolescents and primary herpetic gingivostomatitis: an Italian overview / Bardellini, E.; Amadori, F.; Veneri, F.; Conti, G.; Paderno, A.; Majorana, A.. - In: IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE. - ISSN 0021-1265. - 191:2(2022), pp. 801-805. [10.1007/s11845-021-02621-3]
Bardellini, E.; Amadori, F.; Veneri, F.; Conti, G.; Paderno, A.; Majorana, A.
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