Other childhood infections such as herpetic stomatitis , exanthema subitum, and chickenpox also seemed protective.
It works, but, like many chemotherapeutic agents, it causes serious side effects, including neutropenia, alopecia, diarrhoea, stomatitis , sickness, and hand-foot syndrome.
Adverse effects include stomatitis , hepatic fibrosis, cirrhosis, nausea, abdominal pain, neutropenia, pruritus, fever, pneumonitis and other gastrointestinal symptoms.
Adjuvant chemotherapy may produce diarrhea, mucositis or stomatitis , myelosuppression, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, hair thinning, taste changes and skin and nail changes.
Gingival ulceration in herpetic stomatitis is common and is associated with mouth ulcers elsewhere and fever