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Snake bite is an important health hazard in tropical countries and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Herpes labialis is a common ailment caused by the Herpes simplex virus. There is no published data showing any association between the snake bite and development of Herpes labialis. Here, we present a series of patients who developed Herpes labialis after Russell's viper bite and had acute kidney injury. We attempted to find whether snake bite is an immunosuppressed state and whether it could have pre-disposed the patients to the development of these lesions.
Authors' addresses: Rajesh Waikhom, Krishna Patil, Dipankar Sircar, Arpita Roychowdhury, Sanjoy Dasgupta, and Rajendra Pandey, Department of Nephrology, IPGMER and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, E-mails: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com. Ranjeeta Sapam, Department of Dermatology, Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital, Imphal Manipur, India, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Jaya Prada Jadhav, Department of Pathology, Calcuta Medical Research Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, E-mail: email@example.com.