Necrotizing Periodontal Diseases in a Semirural District of South Africa

@inproceedings{Wood2011NecrotizingPD,
  title={Necrotizing Periodontal Diseases in a  Semirural District of South Africa},
  author={Neil Hamilton Wood and Elaine Blignaut and Johan J Lemmer and Robin Meyerov and Liviu Feller},
  booktitle={AIDS research and treatment},
  year={2011}
}
Objectives. The aim of this study was to characterize the lesions of necrotizing gingivitis (NG) and necrotizing periodontitis (NP) with regard to extent and severity, and to correlate these parameters with the host HIV serostatus, CD4+ T-cell count, neutrophil count, age, and gender. Methods. Eighty-four consecutive patients, 39 black females and 45 black males aged 20-46 years, diagnosed with NG/NP were recruited to the study over a period of two years. Results. For both HIV-seropositive and… CONTINUE READING