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Pesquisa Odontológica Brasileira

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SOUZA, Lélia Batista de et al. Oral manifestations in HIV - infected patients in a Brazilian population. Pesqui. Odontol. Bras. [online]. 2000, vol.14, n.1, pp.79-85. ISSN 1517-7491.

One hundred HIV+/AIDS Brazilian patients (74 men and 26 women) were examined in the Giselda Trigueiro Hospital, in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil in the period from l996 to 1997. The men’s mean age was 40 years, ranging from 24 to 67 years and the women’s was 29.8 years, ranging from 17 to 48 years. One or more oral findings were observed in theses patients. The most common oral lesions were candidiasis (men - 97.2%; women - 80.7%), gingivitis and periodontitis (men - 79.7%; women - 7.3%), hairy leukoplakia (men - 6.7%; women - 3.8%), herpes simplex (men - 5.4%; women - 2.7%), and Kaposi’s sarcoma (men - 6.7%). From the men, 62.1% were homo-/bisexual, and 100% of the women were heterosexual.

Keywords : Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; Oral manifestations; Mouth diseases.

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