Distribution of Oral Manifestation among HIV Patients Attending Art Centers in Chennai
|Krishna Prasanth B1*, Deva Malika MS2, Valarmathy S2, Aravindha Babu N1 and Jinu Merline Koshy3|
|1Department of Oral Pathology (COCPAR), Sree Balaji Dental College, Bharath University, Chennai, India|
|2Department of Epidemiology, the Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai, India|
|3Department of Anatomy, Sree Balaji Dental College, Bharath University, Chennai, India|
|*Corresponding Author :||Krishna Prasanth
Department of Oral Pathology (COCPAR)
Sree Balaji Dental College
Bharath University, Chennai, India
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received date: Nov 12, 2015; Accepted date: Mar 04, 2016; Published date: Mar 07, 2016|
|Citation: Krishna Prasanth B, Deva Malika MS, Valarmathy S, Babu NA, Koshy JM (2016) Distribution of Oral Manifestation among HIV Patients Attending Art Centers in Chennai. J Infect Dis Ther 4:272. doi:10.4172/2332-0877.1000272|
|Copyright: © 2016 Prasanth KB et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
Oral health forms an important aspect of overall general health. Ranging from minor infections to several chronic diseases, oral health can be a first indicator to identify health problems.
HIV infection causes progressive deficiency in the immune system leading to many opportunistic infections and a wide range of oral manifestations.
Oral manifestations have found a place in many classifications and staging related to HIV infection. Many earlier studies on oral manifestation of HIV have been based on western population. Hence a study highlighting the distribution of oral manifestation among HIV patients under ART have been undertaken involving South Indian population.