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Thrush / HIV*
This HIV/AIDS patient presented with a chronic secondary opportunistic oral candidiasis infection. The immune systems in suffers with HIV undergoes a dramatic reduction in 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.
RNA Virus Infections, Retroviridae Infections, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral, Stomatognathic Diseases, Candidiasis, Virus Diseases
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