Lege Artis Medicinae

[The importance of oral symptoms in the early diagnosis of HIV infection (AIDS)]

BÁNÓCZY Jolán1

JANUARY 12, 1991

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1991;1(01)

[Oral lesions of AIDS might occur in every phase of H/V-infection, their importance in the early diagnosis and treatment is significant. The most frequent oral symptoms are: oral Candidiasis, acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG) and periodontitis, herpetic infections, resistent to the usual therapy. ,,Hairy leukoplakia " of the tongue is characteristic hyperpigmentation of the oral mucosa, Kaposi's sarcoma are frequent symptoms, latter especially in more developed phases (ARC or AIDS) of the disease. Saliva-containing a factor inhibiting HIV-1 infection of human lymphocytes - has minimal importance in the transmission of the disease. Therefore, professional transmission of HIV-infection -, e. g. dental treatment of infected patients keeping the necessary cautions , - present minimal risk. The appropriate treatment of arai lesions of HIV-infected patients may help in maintaining their general health. ]

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  1. Egyetemi Tanár Semmelweis Orvostudományi Egyetem Konzerváló Fogászati Klinika

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