University at Buffalo - The State University of New York
Skip to Content
Rapidly progressive periodontitis as an important clinical marker for HIV disease. - PubMed - NCBI
Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Compendium. 1991 Jul;12(7):478, 480, 482 passim.

Rapidly progressive periodontitis as an important clinical marker for HIV disease.

Author information

1
Albert Einstein Medical Center.

Abstract

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients are in desperate need of the clinical therapies that can enable them to retain their dentition for the rest of their lives. It is important to weigh the social, clinical-oral, and radiographic assessments with all patients, especially those with undiagnosed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Many experience denial and are noncompliant with both medical and dental prevention. Many HIV-infection-related sequelae are first seen intraorally; dentists must be aware of them and consider all patients as HIV carriers until proved otherwise. HIV-associated gingivitis has been demonstrated to progress to HIV-associated periodontitis. Therefore, early recognition and management of HIV-associated gingivitis is essential to prevent the rapid loss of hard and soft periodontal tissues.

PMID:
1839371
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Support Center