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Publication . Article . 1991

HIV infection: clinical features and treatment of thirty-three homosexual men with Kaposi's sarcoma.

Joel B. Epstein; Crispian Scully;
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Published: 01 Jan 1991 Journal: Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology, volume 71, issue 1 (issn: 0030-4220, Copyright policy )

The clinical findings of patients with oral Kaposi's sarcoma are reviewed. These oral findings commonly included candidiasis, hairy leukoplakia, gingivitis associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), periodontitis, and other symptoms, including xerostomia. The other common symptoms of HIV disease that may be of importance in leading to a diagnosis are reviewed in this patient group. Treatment by local radiotherapy or by intralesional vinblastine of these oral Kaposi's sarcomas resulted in successful palliation, with more than 50% regression of the lesions in 80% of the patients treated.

Subjects by Vocabulary

Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Gingivitis medicine.symptom medicine Kaposi's sarcoma medicine.disease Periodontitis Immunopathology Sexually transmitted disease Immunology Dermatology medicine.medical_specialty Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) business.industry business Hairy leukoplakia Sarcoma

Medical Subject Headings: stomatognathic diseases virus diseases


Adult, Candidiasis, Oral, Combined Modality Therapy, Gingival Neoplasms, HIV Infections, Humans, Leukoplakia, Oral, Male, Middle Aged, Mouth Neoplasms, Palatal Neoplasms, Palliative Care, Periodontitis, Sarcoma, Kaposi, Vinblastine, Xerostomia, General Dentistry, Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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