HIV periodontitis

HIV periodontitis

an aggressive form of periodontal disease seen in patients infected with HIV. It has characteristics of HIV gingivitis combined with soft tissue ulceration, necrosis, and rapid destruction of the periodontium and bone. It resembles acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG) but extends into the crestal bone, whereas ANUG is restricted to the soft tissue.

HIV periodontitis (HIV-P),

n an aggressive form of periodontal disease with all the characteristics of HIV-G combined with those of periodontitis: soft tissue ulceration and necrosis and rapid destruction of the periodontium and bone. The condition is very painful. HIV-P may resemble acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG). However, ANUG is limited to the soft tissue, whereas HIV-P disease extends into the crestal bone.
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