Gingival status of HIV+ children and the correlation with caries incidence and immunologic profile.


PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine gingival health and caries levels in HIV-infected children. METHODS The modified gingival index (GI) of 43 HIV+ children of both sexes, aged between 2 and 12 years, was measured and correlated with the DMFT/dmf. The children's immunodeficiency level was also established by means of the CD4:CD8 ratio. Pearson… (More)


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