Oral manifestations in HIV/AIDS infected patients from India

G. Sharma, K. M. Pai, S. Suhas, J. T. Ramapuram, D. Doshi, N. Anup

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Objectives: To assess types and prevalence of HIV-related oral lesions among HIV-infected individuals in south India and to correlate common oral findings with co-morbidities, gender, age and medication. Subjects and methods: One hundred and one patients with HIV infection or AIDS at infectious diseases units of Attavar Hospital, Mangalore, and medical wards of Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, were selected. Sociodemographic information was obtained using a structured questionnaire. Oral lesions were diagnosed according to the presumptive criteria of EEC-Clearinghouse Classification. Clinical history was retrieved from patient's medical records. Results: Erythematous candidiasis (44.5%), melanotic hyperpigmentaion (34.6%) and xerostomia (29.7%) were among the most common oral manifestations. A significant association was found between oral candidiasis and advanced immunosuppression (P < 0.05). Oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL) was predominant in individuals <35 years (P < 0.05). Melanotic hyperpigmentation was significantly associated with highly active antiretroviral therapy (P < 0.05). OHL was more frequent in patients with HIV-associated tuberculosis. Linear gingival erythema was more predominant in females. Conclusions: Oral hairy leukoplakia showed a positive relationship with patients younger than 35 years. Oral candidiasis can act as a marker for immunosuppression. Angular cheilitis was predominant in the symptomatic stage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537-542
Number of pages6
JournalOral Diseases
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2006

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Oral Manifestations
Hairy Leukoplakia
India
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV
Oral Candidiasis
Immunosuppression
Cheilitis
Xerostomia
Hyperpigmentation
Hospital Units
Candidiasis
Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy
European Union
Erythema
HIV Infections
Medical Records
Communicable Diseases
Tuberculosis
Morbidity

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Sharma, G. ; Pai, K. M. ; Suhas, S. ; Ramapuram, J. T. ; Doshi, D. ; Anup, N. / Oral manifestations in HIV/AIDS infected patients from India. In: Oral Diseases. 2006 ; Vol. 12, No. 6. pp. 537-542.
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