Oral manifestations of HIV-AIDS in Nigerian patients.

  title={Oral manifestations of HIV-AIDS in Nigerian patients.},
  author={Kate O Anteyi and T D Thacher and Stephen Yohanna and John I Idoko},
  journal={International journal of STD & AIDS},
  volume={14 6},
Because of the unique features of the AIDS epidemic in West Africa, we sought to determine if the spectrum of oral lesions among Nigerian patients with HIV-AIDS differs from that found in other regions. Of 500 patients examined, 266 (53%) had oral lesions. Lesions due to candidiasis were present in 244 (49%), while other oral lesions were infrequent (<3% for each of the other types). Oral lesions were associated with advanced disease stage (P < 0.001), a history of urethritis in men (P < 0.001… CONTINUE READING