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HIV-associated periodontitis complicated by necrotizing stomatitis.
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PMID:  2314860     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes a case of HIV-associated periodontitis complicated by necrotizing stomatitis in a homosexual male patient with AIDS. Necrotizing stomatitis is a rapidly progressive ulcerative and necrotic infection that causes massive destruction of the oral tissues and underlying bone. Like HIV periodontitis, it appears to be related to the immune suppression caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection; importantly, it may be life threatening. In this case, initial resolution resulted from local debridement in association with metronidazole therapy. Long-term clinical management consisted of monthly professional prophylaxis, good oral hygiene, and daily rinses with chlorhexidine. This case suggests that progressive oral necrotizing infection should be recognized as one element in the spectrum of oral manifestations of HIV infection.
C A Williams; J R Winkler; M Grassi; P A Murray
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0030-4220     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg. Oral Med. Oral Pathol.     Publication Date:  1990 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-04-25     Completed Date:  1990-04-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376406     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  351-5     Citation Subset:  D; IM; X    
Department of Stomatology, University of California, San Francisco.
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MeSH Terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
Gingivitis, Necrotizing Ulcerative / etiology*,  therapy
Periodontitis / etiology*,  therapy
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