Unusual oral presentation of HSV-1 lesions in an adult liver transplant recipient

Daniel Yiu, Michele Ballabio, Gianluca Fornoni, Umberto Maggi

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Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) hepatitis in liver transplant patients is a rarely reported infective complication of HSV with severe consequences, often leading to fulminant hepatitis if left untreated. The clinical signs are often atypical, leading to under-reporting in the literature and potential delays in treatment. Our case report describes such atypical mucocutaneous lesions in a liver transplant recipient. We highlight the need for further reports, especially those with images, in order to aid the diagnosis of HSV infection, and to allow prompt treatment to prevent complications such as HSV hepatitis.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere227492
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2019


  • dermatology
  • herpes simplex virus
  • infectious diseases
  • liver disease
  • transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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