CHERYL NEWMAN, M.D.; B. FRANK POLK, M.D.
Various oral lesions have been associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Oral candidiasis is the most commonly recognized infectious process involving the oral cavity, and Kaposi sarcoma is the most frequently identified neoplasm (1, 2). Other associated pathologic processes involving the mouth include premature periodontal disease, xerostomia, gingival ulcers, venereal warts, and a possible increased incidence of oral squamous carcinoma (1, 3). Recently, oral hairy leukoplakia, primarily involving the tongue, has been seen in up to 28% of homosexual men with serologic evidence of HIV infection or the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) (1, 4, 5).
We report a case of extensive
NEWMAN C, POLK BF. Resolution of Oral Hairy Leukoplakia During Therapy with 9-(1,3-dihydroxy-2-propoxymethyl) guanine (DHPG). Ann Intern Med. ;107:348–350. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-2-348
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(3):348-350.
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