Aidsassociated Necrotizing Ulcerative Periodontitis

dude linear gingival erythema (l oi ). Nl'(ยป. and NUP.*1 I he necrotizing forms appear particularly in severe or advanced immunosuppression, Gingival and periodontal lesions are frequently found in patients with AIDS. These gingival and periodontal lesions in HIV-positive patients appear to be similar to those seen in NUP in 111 \ -negative patients but frequently result in complications that are extremely rare in non-AIDS patients, these complications consist of large areas of soft tissue necrosis with exposure of bone and secpiestration of bone fragments, which sometimes extend to the vestibular area and/or the palate and become necrotizing stomatitis.


Bone loss associated with HIV-positive NUP may be extremely rapid. Winkler and colleagues'" mention cases in which 10 mm ol bone were lost in 3 months


AIDS favors the occurrence ot opportunistic infections leading to Nl o, atypical gingivitis (an aggressive form of chronic periodontitis), and NUP. Murray and co-workers' have reported that cases of NI P in AIDS patients demonstrate greater numbers of the opportunistic fungus ( cmdida albicans and higher prevalence of Acti-iiobacillus iii tinomyi ctemcomitans, PrcvotcUa iiitcrmediii, Porphyromonas gingiva lis, Pusobachrium nuclcatiint, and ( antpylobactcr spp. I hey also observed the destructive periodontal lesions seen in \ll)S patients differ substantially from NU(i lesions; particularly noteworthy is the low or variable level of spiroc hetes, which is inconsistent with the NUG flora. I he flora found in NUP in AIDS patients is more in line with that of chronic periodontitis.

lor a more detailed description of these diseases, see Chapters IS and ll); treatment is discussed in <.'hapten W and 45.

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