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Retrospective analysis of the clinical behavior of oral hairy leukoplakia in HIV-seropositive patients. Oral manifestations are common findings in human immunodeficiency virus HIV infected patients and frequently influence the overall health. This study aims to retrospectively evaluate OHL in HIV patients, analyzing its incidence, demographic aspects and possible changes in clinical and epidemiological profile of the disease over 17 years. The records of HIV-infected patients were reviewed. The data were correlated and analyzed, considering HIV exposure category, age, gender, harmful habits, CD4 level, use and type of antiretroviral.
Oral hairy leukoplakia may sound like some weird disease that causes hair to grow on your tongue, but hair growth in your mouth luckily isn't a symptom at all. The name refers to the fuzzy texture of white patches it leaves on your tongue. If you think you may have this condition, we'll give you details about causes, symptoms, and treatment so you can go forth and make decisions about your health that will make you smile. Leukoplakia causes white patches in the mouth that can't be scraped off.
Prevalence of oral hairy leukoplakia in pediatric patients infected with HIV It is an asymptomatic lesion that has an important prognostic value in AIDS. Differently from what takes place with HIV adult patients, OHL has been described in the literature as having a very small prevalence in pediatric patients.