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dc.contributor.convenorSri Lanka Collage of Venereologists
dc.contributor.authorPerera, Roshnal
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-05
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-05T03:43:29Z
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-01T23:29:53Z
dc.date.available2017-03-01T23:29:53Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-11-05T03:43:29Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/53992
dc.description.abstractOral manifestations are used as diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic markers of HIV: Some being characteristic while others are indicative. Oral presentation of HIV patients depends on many factors and varies with geographic location, demographics and culture: a fact not studied for Sri Lanka. Objective: To evaluate the oral presentation of HIV patients under care in Sri Lanka Methods: 129 known HIV cases presenting for treatment at ART clinic Colombo selected; consent obtained; interview and clinical examination conducted by a qualified & registered Dentist. Results: Sample- males-77(60%): females-52(40%), average age- 41.6 years, 80% ever married, 77.5% currently employed and 98.5% having formal education. On average sample was 4.9 years post diagnosis and 78% were on ART- average treatment duration 3.5 years. Majority of the sample presented with satisfactory oral hygiene (>85%). Average Decayed Missing Filled Teeth index (DMFT) was 9.4 teeth: D-3.0, M-5.8, F-0.6 with 13.5% having dental prosthesis. Many 57(44%) showed soft tissue lesions averaging 0.57 lesions per person: HIV Gingivitis and Necrotizing Periodontitis were low at- 3(2%) and 10(8%); 18(14%) Linear Gingival Erythema; 17(13%) Candidiasis; 17(13%) Angular Cheilitis; 5(4%) ulceration; 1(0.8%) Leukoplakia; and 5(4%) geographic tongue. Oral pigmentation was present among 31(24%) while 27(21%) presented with coated tongue. The mean CD4 count was significantly different (p<0.05) among cases with (mean= 398) and without (mean= 452) oral lesions. Conclusion: Oral soft tissue and hard tissue lesions are common among the sample thus, deserves more respect during patient management.
dc.description.peerreviewedNo
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.slcven.org/
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationY
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameAnnual Sessions of Sri Lanka College of Venereologists
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleProceedings. Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka College of Venereologists
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2012-10-11
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2012-10-13
dc.relation.ispartoflocationColombo
dc.rights.retentionN
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOral Medicine and Pathology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110505
dc.titleHIV/AIDS and oral health: Sri Lankan context
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE3 - Conferences (Extract Paper)
dc.type.codee3
gro.facultyGriffith Health Faculty
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPerera, Roshnal


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