Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 3247--3252

Correlation of CD4 counts with oral and systemic manifestations in HIV patients


Puneeta Vohra1, Kahamnuk Jamatia2, B Subhada3, Rahul Vinay Chandra Tiwari4, M S Nabeel Althaf5, Chayan Jain6 
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, SGT University, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2 Department of Dentistry, AGMC and GBP Hospital, Agartala, Tripura, India
3 Department of Periodontics, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, Telangana, India
4 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, Telangana, India
5 Department of Periodontology, Kavil's Smiley Multi Specialty Dental Clinic, Uppala, Kasaragod, Kerala, India
6 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Maharana Pratap College of Dentistry and Research Centre, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Puneeta Vohra
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, SGT University, Gurgaon, Haryana
India

Aim: Aim of the study was to correlate CD4 counts with oral and systemic manifestations in HIV patients. Materials and Methods: Study population comprised of newly diagnosed 100 confirmed seropositive patients, before starting any antiretroviral therapy, were included. The oral lesions were diagnosed based on clinical manifestation using international criteria and CD4 count was determined within maximum 1 week of oral examination. Oral and systemic manifestations of HIV-positive patients were recorded and correlated with CD4 counts. Results: It was found that decrease in CD4 count is associated with a wide range of oral and systemic manifestations which can be used as prognostic marker for immune suppression in AIDS patient. Conclusion: Correlation of CD4 count with oral and systemic manifestation in HIV patient demonstrate the role of oral physician in identification, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV-associated lesions, providing proper guidance to the patient and allowing for an early diagnosis and treatment of the disease, which is fundamental for a successful management of the life conditions of HIV infected patients.


How to cite this article:
Vohra P, Jamatia K, Subhada B, Tiwari RV, Althaf M S, Jain C. Correlation of CD4 counts with oral and systemic manifestations in HIV patients.J Family Med Prim Care 2019;8:3247-3252


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Vohra P, Jamatia K, Subhada B, Tiwari RV, Althaf M S, Jain C. Correlation of CD4 counts with oral and systemic manifestations in HIV patients. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 May 31 ];8:3247-3252
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