Oral manifestations in HIV infection: a systematic literature review

Solange Moreira Silva, Alexandre Lustosa Pereira, Marco Túlio García-Zapata


The purpose of this study was to develop a systematic literature review using DECs descriptors (BVS) and Mesh Terms (PubMed) in specific data bases (PubMed, Scopus, ScieLO, Lilacs and CAPES) to verify the prevalence and the meaning for the oral manifestations in HIV infection. It was accepted articles in English, Portuguese and Spanish since 2000 until 2012. 337 articles were identified, but only
20 (5, 93%) were included after Relevance Tests I and II. It was possible to conclude that prevalence for oral manifestations in HIV patients ranged from 19, 5% to 85% at different regions around the world. The most prevalent lesion was oral candidiasis followed by oral hairy leukoplakia. Neoplasms are not so frequent anymore. Oral candidiasis has been considered a marker for immunedepression and AIDS and for therapeutic failure. These lesions may be useful on monitoring the disease progression at developing countries.


Mouth diseases; opportunistic infections; Oral manifestations; Aids-related

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22456/2177-0018.30650

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