Reduction of immunity in HIV-infected individuals: can fibrosis induce hypoplasia in palatine and lingual tonsils of individuals with HIV infection?

The role of tonsils in oral immunity has been described. However, the pathogenesis of HIV infection in these organs is still unclear. The aim of this study is to perform histological and immunohistochemical analysis of the palatine and lingual tonsils of autopsied individuals with or without HIV infection. Twenty-six autopsied individuals with HIV infection… CONTINUE READING