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Author Santos, Luise De Carvalho Dos ♦ Castro, Gloria Fernanda ♦ Pomarico, Ivete ♦ Souza, Ribeiro ♦ Hugo, Ricardo ♦ Oliveira, S.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Oral Manifestation ♦ Hiv Infection ♦ Oral Lesion ♦ Hiv-infected Child ♦ Soft Tissue ♦ Lesion-free Child ♦ Immunosuppression Absent ♦ First Clinical Sign ♦ Moderate Immunosuppression ♦ Ippmg Ufrj ♦ Hiv-infected Patient ♦ Severe Immunosuppression ♦ Presented Candidiasis ♦ Hairy Leukoplakia ♦ Immunodeficiency Syndrome ♦ Thirty Child ♦ Average Age
Abstract Oral manifestations often found in HIV-infected children are frequently the first clinical sign of the infection. This article aims to report the prevalence of oral manifestations in soft tissues and their relationship with the degree of immunosuppression in 80 HIV-infected patients (average age 6.30 ± 3.32 years old) at the IPPMG- UFRJ. Thirty children (38%) presented some type of oral lesion and the percentage of CD4 was lower than that found in lesion-free children (p<0.05); 22.5 % presented candidiasis, 17.5 % gingivitis, 8.8% enlargement of parotids, 1.3 % herpes simplex and 1.3 % hairy leukoplakia. Of the 30 children with lesions, 70 % showed severe immunosuppression, 23.3 % moderate immunosuppression and in only 6.7 % was immunosuppression absent. Oral manifestations were directly related to the degree of immunosuppression and such lesions can be considered as indicators of the progression of the HIV infection in children. Key Words: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, HIV infections, child, oral manifestations, immunosuppression.
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Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article