Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 139--142

Diagnosing oral lesions in immunocompromised individuals: A case report with a review of literature


Amritha James, Nandhini Gunasekaran, Dineshkumar Thayalan, Rajkumar Krishnan, Ramya Mahalingam 
 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, SRM Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Amritha James
Department of Oral Pathology, SRM Dental College, Bharathi Salai, Ramapuram, Chennai - 600 089, Tamil Nadu
India

Oral lesions are often the first tell-tale sign for human immunodeficiency virus infections (HIV). Numerous oral lesions have been associated with HIV infections, some lesions such as candidiasis being more common than others. Regular oral screening can aid in identifying such lesions allowing for the early diagnosis of HIV and help in monitoring the progression of HIV in such individuals. We report a case of a family who manifested with oral lesions consistent with HIV. A review of literature on diagnosing immunocompromised individuals in clinical practice has also been summarized.


How to cite this article:
James A, Gunasekaran N, Thayalan D, Krishnan R, Mahalingam R. Diagnosing oral lesions in immunocompromised individuals: A case report with a review of literature.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2022;26:139-142


How to cite this URL:
James A, Gunasekaran N, Thayalan D, Krishnan R, Mahalingam R. Diagnosing oral lesions in immunocompromised individuals: A case report with a review of literature. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Feb 2 ];26:139-142
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