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Failure to Control Caries in an AIDS-Affected Individual: A Case Report.

Nedwick-Castro, Karen A and Vieira, Alexandre R (2011) Failure to Control Caries in an AIDS-Affected Individual: A Case Report. Case Rep Dent, 2012. 643436 - ?.

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Many patients today are living longer with certain health issues like human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). These patients take numerous medications (HAART: highly active antiretroviral therapy) that cause xerostomia, which increases caries risk. There are particular challenges when treating HIV-positive patients with decreased immune systems, which can also accelerate the progression of periodontal disease. This paper discusses one such case that was followed from 2002 to 2010 at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, where an HIV patient lost all his teeth despite investing thousands of dollars. It is also common sense that just performing restorations to decayed teeth is not enough to control the disease, but recommending a personalized preventive maintenance program to the patient is a must.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Nedwick-Castro, Karen Akan17@pitt.eduKAN17
Vieira, Alexandre Rarv11@pitt.eduARV11
Date: 24 November 2011
Date Type: Acceptance
Journal or Publication Title: Case Rep Dent
Volume: 2012
Page Range: 643436 - ?
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1155/2012/643436
Schools and Programs: School of Dental Medicine > Dental Science
Refereed: Yes
Other ID: NLM PMC3335614
PubMed Central ID: PMC3335614
PubMed ID: 22567457
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2012 19:12
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2022 11:55


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