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An audit of ranulae occurring with the human immunodeficiency virus infecton

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Author(s): Butt F | Chindia M | Kenyanya T | Gathece L | Rana F

Journal: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
ISSN 0973-029X

Volume: 14;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 33;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Human immunodeficiency virus infection | ranula | periductal lymphocytosis

ABSTRACT
Currently, published literature has increasingly projected the ranula as a lesion that may be closely associated with exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). In this report, we document 28 patients who presented with ranulae, among whom 19 were HIV infected. In some, this was the only lesion that was the sentinel sign of HIV infection. Most probably, this lesion could be considered as one of the clinical markers of this infection.
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