ID#: 12618
This photograph depicts a close view of an elderly African-American female patient’s oral cavity, revealing lesions on her soft palate and tongue, which were due to the herpes simplex virus. Also known as a cold sore, this lesion is caused by the contagious, herpes simplex virus Type-1 (HSV-1), and should not be confused with a canker sore, which is not contagious. The HSV-1 virus remains in the body throughout an exposed person’s entire life.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Robert E. Sumpter
Creation Date: 1967
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.