Autopsy findings in the tongues of 20 patients with AIDS

N. Leonard, C. McCreary, S. F. Flint, M. J E M F Mabruk, F. Mulcahy, M. Toner

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Abstract

An extensive examination of the tongue was performed at autopsy in 20 consecutive patients who had died with AIDS. Abnormalities in the tongue were detected in 18 (90%) of the cases; the commonest lesions were ulceration (11), candidosis (8) and small loci of hyperkeratosis (10). The most extensive lesions were caused by Aspergillus infection (1), non-Hodgkin's lymphoma juxtaposed with Kaposi's sarcoma (1), herpetic infection (1) and candidosis (5). The disease causing death was identified in the tongue in two cases. There was a surprisingly low prevalence of oral hairy leukoplakia, which may be related to anti-viral or retroviral therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-247
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Oral Pathology and Medicine
Volume26
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1997

Keywords

  • AIDS
  • Autopsy
  • Tongue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Dentistry(all)

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    Leonard, N., McCreary, C., Flint, S. F., Mabruk, M. J. E. M. F., Mulcahy, F., & Toner, M. (1997). Autopsy findings in the tongues of 20 patients with AIDS. Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine, 26(5), 244-247.