HIV/AIDS associated malignancies of the head and neck

Show simple item record Bunn, Belinda K. Van Heerden, W.F.P. (Willem Francois Petrus), 1958- 2013-07-04T07:22:28Z 2013-11-30T00:20:05Z 2012-11
dc.description.abstract Patients with HIV/AIDS are at increased risk for the development of malignancy. Kaposi’s sarcoma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and cervical carcinoma in women are regarded as AIDS-defining malignancies. The spectrum of malignancy is, however, changing, particularly where patients receive highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). South Africa has the highest number of HIV-infected individuals globally. The possibility of the oral health care worker encountering HIV/ AIDS-related pathology therefore seems inevitable. The aim of this article is to heighten the awareness of head and neck malignancies occurring in HIV/AIDS whilst highlighting some of the clinical features in order to facilitate early recognition and diagnosis. It is of clinical significance that in many instances, identification of these malignancies precedes HIV/ AIDS diagnosis. Optimal patient management requires close co-operation between the oral health care practitioner and the extended health care team. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2013 en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Bun, BK & Van Heerden, WFP 2012, 'HIV/AIDS associated malignancies of the head and neck', South African Dental Journal, vol. 67, no. 10, pp. 590-592. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1029-4864
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher South African Dental Association en_US
dc.rights South African Dental Association en_US
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en_US
dc.subject Malignancy en_US
dc.subject Head en_US
dc.subject Neck en_US
dc.title HIV/AIDS associated malignancies of the head and neck en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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