Necrotizing gingivitis of Kaposi sarcoma affected gingivae.

L. Feller*, J. Lemmer, N. H. Wood, E. J. Raubenheimer

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Necrotizing gingivitis and oral Kaposi sarcoma are common concomitants of HIV infection and both are regarded as indicators of HIV infection. Their simultaneous appearance in an HIV seropositive subject therefore, should be relatively common; but other reports documenting such cases could not be found. This article documents an uncommon case of necrotizing gingivitis superimposed on Kaposi sarcoma-affected gingiva, occurring in a patient with chronic periodontitis. The nature of necrotizing gingivitis and Kaposi sarcoma and the possible differential diagnosis of the periodontal attachment loss are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-317
Number of pages4
JournalSADJ : journal of the South African Dental Association = tydskrif van die Suid-Afrikaanse Tandheelkundige Vereniging
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes


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