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Periodontal disease in HIV-infected patients in relation to lymphocyte subsets and specific micro-organisms.




 

J Clin Periodontol. 1991 Apr;18(4):252-6. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

Visible plaque index (VPI), gingival bleeding index (GBI) and pocket depth (PD) were analyzed in relation to potential periodontal pathogenic microorganisms and peripheral numbers of T4+ and T8+ lymphocyte subsets in 10 patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, 10 patients with AIDS related complex (ARC) and 10 patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). 10 healthy persons served as controls. Periodontal disease in patients with more advanced stages of HIV infection were related to the severity of the systemic disease, and to decreasing numbers of T4+ lymphocytes in peripheral blood, but not to VPI or the occurrence of periodontal pathogenic micro-organisms.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/*COMPLICATIONS/PATHOLOGY Actinobacillus/ISOLATION & PURIF Adult AIDS-Related Complex/*COMPLICATIONS/PATHOLOGY Bacteria/*ISOLATION & PURIF Bacteroides/ISOLATION & PURIF Capnocytophaga/ISOLATION & PURIF CD4-Positive T-Lymphocytes/PATHOLOGY Dental Plaque/MICROBIOLOGY/PATHOLOGY Female Gingivitis/COMPLICATIONS/MICROBIOLOGY/*PATHOLOGY Human HIV Infections/*COMPLICATIONS/PATHOLOGY Male Periodontal Pocket/MICROBIOLOGY/PATHOLOGY Periodontitis/COMPLICATIONS/MICROBIOLOGY/*PATHOLOGY T-Lymphocyte Subsets/*PATHOLOGY T-Lymphocytes, Helper-Inducer/PATHOLOGY T-Lymphocytes, Suppressor-Effector/PATHOLOGY JOURNAL ARTICLE



 




Information in this article was accurate in October 30, 1991. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.