Indian Journal of Dermatology
  Publication of IADVL, WB
  Official organ of AADV
Indexed with Science Citation Index (E) , Web of Science and PubMed
Users online: 1488  
Home About  Editorial Board  Current Issue Archives Online Early Coming Soon Guidelines Subscriptions  e-Alerts    Login  
    Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size Print this page Email this page
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 116-118

Oral manifestations in human immunodeficiency virus infected patients

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, North Bengal Medical College and Hospital and North Bengal Dental College, India

Correspondence Address:
Sumit Sen
CG 75, Sector II, Salt Lake, Kolkata - 700 091, West Bengal
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.60369

Rights and Permissions

Background: Oral lesions are common among Human Immuno deficiency Virus (HIV)-positive patients. The pattern of oral features in these persons may differ in separate settings. Aims: To find out the spectrum of oral manifestations among a section of seropositive individuals attending the antiretroviral therapy (ART) centre of a referral hospital. Materials and Methods: A total of three hundred and twenty-one newly diagnosed seropositive patients were enrolled in this study. Of these, ninety-four patients who demonstrated lesions related to the oral cavity were examined intra-orally by a clinician. HIV testing was done with ELISA and CD4 counts were measured with the help of fluorescence activated cell sorter (FACS) system. Results: Fifty-four respondents presented exclusively with oral lesions. Candidiasis patients were the largest group (38.30%). Conclusion: HIV disease presents a plethora of oral manifestations, which provide valuable diagnostic and prognostic information.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded333    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 3    

Recommend this journal