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Image Number 718 (Herpes labialis)


Diagnosis: Herpes labialis

Site: Lips

Sex: F

Age: 26

Type: Clinical

Description: Clustered vesicles on erythematous base

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis


Herpes labialis is a recurrent infection caused by the herpes simples virus type 1.  The eruption of the painful vesicles is usually preceded by a prodrome of pain, burning, tingling, or itching.  Recurrences are often associated with a variety of febrile illnesses, local trauma, sun exposure, and menstruation.

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