Effect of laser irradiation on latency of herpes simplex virus in a mouse model

Pathol Biol (Paris). 1997 Jan;45(1):24-7.


Low power Laser irradiation is used in medical practice for different indications. Several firms which commercialise Laser claim that Laser irradiation may be beneficial towards Herpes virus pathogenicity. We observe that, in the ear experimental model of HSV latency [3], repeated exposure to infrared Laser radiation of cervical ganglia following HSV inoculation appears to specifically hinder the establishment of virus latency in mouse.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • In Vitro Techniques
  • Lasers*
  • Male
  • Mice
  • Simplexvirus / physiology*
  • Virus Latency / radiation effects*