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[Clinical criteria for oral pathology in a history of HIV infection]


Dakar Med. 1998;43(2):152-6. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE MED/20258286

Oral lesions have been shown to be the first clinical symptom in HIV infection by a large number of studies. A cross prospective study in Infectious Disease and Dental Service of Fann Hospital, the objectives were to evaluate the prevalence of oral lesions and to determinate correlation between oral lesions and CD4 cells count in HIV+ patients. 1.645 patients were examined, 352 were eligible. The prevalence of oral lesions was 62.7% in HIV+ patients. Among those 135 HIV+, 56.15% had a rate of CD4 < 200/mm3. In addition with studies presented in Third International Conference of Oral Lesions in HIV Disease (1996 May), oral lesions can be used as indicators for progression of HIV Disease.

JOURNAL ARTICLE pathologie buccale. Adolescence Adult Age Distribution Biological Markers Case-Control Studies CD4 Lymphocyte Count Disease Progression English Abstract Female Human HIV Infections/BLOOD/*COMPLICATIONS/IMMUNOLOGY *HIV-1 *HIV-2 Male Middle Age Mouth Diseases/*PATHOLOGY/*VIROLOGY Prevalence Prospective Studies Reproducibility of Results Sensitivity and Specificity Sex Distribution


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