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Head and neck malignancies associated with HIV infection

Head and neck malignancies associated with HIV infection

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, and Oral Pathology 73(2): 193-200

Immunosuppressed persons are at greater risk of developing malignancies. In human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) immunosuppression the most common oral cancers are Kaposi's sarcoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Squamous cell carcinoma has also been reported to be associated with HIV disease. Kaposi's sarcoma is the most frequent neoplastic disease in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and is by far the most common in the head and neck area. This article reviews the prevalence, clinical features, and management of these diseases in HIV infection.

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DOI: 10.1016/0030-4220(92)90194-u

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