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Thrush / HIV*
This 36 year old HIV/AIDS patient presented with a secondary opportunistic oral candidiasis infection. The immune systems in suffers with HIV undergoes a dramatic reduction its effectiveness, resulting in the greater possibility of secondary infections, as in this example, where the intraoral Candida sp. organisms were no longer kept in check.
Stomatognathic Diseases, Virus Diseases, RNA Virus Infections, Retroviridae Infections, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
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