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J Nat Sci Biol Med. 2012 Jul;3(2):189-91. doi: 10.4103/0976-9668.101913.

Primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of gingiva in a 28-year-old HIV-positive patient.

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Department of Oral Pathology, Ministry of Higher Education, Libya, India.


Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is seldom seen in the oral cavity, and has been reported with some frequency in HIV-positive patients. Oral HIV-related lymphomas exhibit an aggressive course and can mimic other oral tumors and infections that make early recognition and diagnosis difficult. This paper presents a case of NHL on the gingiva of a 28-year-old HIV-positive male patient.


Gingiva; HIV; non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

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