Oral problems in patients with advanced nonmalignant disease

Oral problems are common in all groups of patients with advanced disease. Many of these problems are generic in nature (see above), but some are more specific to the individual groups of patients. For example, patients with HIV and AIDS may develop various infectious and malignant problems, including hairy leukoplakia, periodontal disease related to HIV, and Kaposi's sarcoma.

Reactivation of herpes simplex virus infection in immunosuppressed patient (courtesy of Dr Petrina Sweeney)

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