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Oral Complications of HIV Infection

Oral Fungal Lesions


Oral candidiasis is very prevalent in HIV infection, with up to 15% of all HIV-infected patients being affected.

Oral candidiasis occurs more frequently as the CD4 count falls below 400 cells/ÁL.

Candida albicans is the most frequent cause of oral candidal infections.

Manifestations of Oral Candidiasis

Pseudomembranous candidiasis, also called thrush, is characterized by white or creamy HIV, apthous ulcers, candidiasis, Kaposi's sarcoma, hairy leukoplakia, AIDS, mouth, oral plaques on the oral mucosa; plaques can be removed, often revealing a bleeding surface.

Erythematous candidiasis appears as a flat red lesion that may be found on the hard or apthous ulcers, candidiasis, Kaposi's sarcoma or soft palate, dorsal surface of the tongue, or on other mucosal locations.

Angular cheilitis may present as cracking, Oral candidiasis kaposi's sarcoma hairy leukoplakia and apthous ulcers may be treated early .