School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan
Severe periodontal inflammation with generalized dental plaque accumulation, spontaneous and severe gingival bleeding, fungal infection, and interdental papillae necrosis are presented in a patient infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Bite-wing radiographs revealed a generalized horizontal alveolar bone loss of 7-8 millimetres in both arches. Erythematous patches were noted on the gingival mucosa in both jaws. DNA testing was performed to indentify the periodontopathogens. The patient had no signs or symptoms of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. This case-report presents the massive periodontal destruction that occurred in a patient infected with HIV. Therefore, it is highly recommended that patients infected with HIV should be regularly monitored to aid in early detection and to provide proper management of periodontal inflammatory conditions to minimize its destruction.
Journal of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan
Hezaimi, K. A.,
Ali, T. S.,
Askar, M. A.,
Rasheed, A. A.
(2012). Rapidly progressive periodontal disease associated with human immunodeficiency virus. Journal of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, 22(3), 186-188.
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