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AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2012 Apr;28(4):346-51. doi: 10.1089/AID.2011.0141. Epub 2011 Aug 5.

Oral ulcers and necrotizing gingivitis in relation to HIV-associated neutropenia: a review and an illustrative case.

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Department of Periodontology and Oral Medicine, University of Limpopo, Pretoria, South Africa. lfeller@ul.ac.za

Abstract

An unusual case of necrotizing gingivitis and neutropenic oral ulcers in an HIV-seropositive patient is presented. In spite of a very low CD4(+) T cell count and severe neutropenia, the necrotizing gingivitis responded favorably to standard periodontal treatment, and the oral ulcers healed after administration of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF). Nonspecific oral ulcers in HIV-seropositive subjects with neutropenia should be regarded as neutropenic ulcers. The term nonspecific ulcers should be restricted to those ulcers with nonspecific histopathological features in patients without neutropenia or a nutritional deficiency such as iron, folic acid, and vitamin B.

PMID:
21728927
DOI:
10.1089/AID.2011.0141
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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