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Gingival Disorders

  • Gingivitis in HIV


Gingivitis in HIV

Aka: Gingivitis in HIV, Periodontal Disease in HIV
  1. See also
    1. Gingivitis
  2. Epidemiology
    1. Periodontal Disease occurs in 5-10% of HIV patients
  3. Periodontal Conditions in HIV
    1. Necrotizing ulcerative Gingivitis
    2. Periodontitis
    3. Linear Gingival erythema (Candida infection)
  4. Symptoms
    1. Painful gums
    2. Halitosis
    3. Gingival retraction and pocketing
  5. Management
    1. Regular dental care and dental cleaning
    2. Debridement and curettage
    3. Chlorhexidine deglutinate mouth rinse
    4. Removal of soft and hard Plaque deposits
    5. Antifungal agents
    6. Antibiotics (Short course may be beneficial)
  6. Reference
    1. Mathieu (April 2000) Federal Practitioner, p. 18-20 [PubMed]

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