Revista Cubana de Estomatología
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BREVIS AZOCAR, Pedro et al. Association between LT-CD4 and the viral load with oral candidiasis in HIV/AIDS patients in Talca, Chile. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2009, vol.46, n.4, pp. 16-22. ISSN 1561-297X.
Oral candidiasis is frequently appearing in persons infected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and may to cause many clinical and complications manifestations. In HIV patients the viral load is considered one of the main predictors in disease progression. A study was conducted in 29 HIV-positive adult patients to assess the T-CD4 lymphocyte levels and the viral load establishing a relationship with oral candidiasis manifestations. The statistical analysis showed that there was a relationship between the oral candidiasis manifestation and the viral load since in patients with viral load higher than 10 000 copies/mL, lesions were more frequent.
Palabras llave : Oral candidiasis; HIV; viral load; T-CD4 lymphocytes.