Review of oral histoplasmosis in Malaysians

Ng, K.H. and Siar, C.H. (1996) Review of oral histoplasmosis in Malaysians. Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology and Endodontics, 81 (3). pp. 303-307. ISSN 1079-2104, DOI


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We reviewed biopsy records for 37 cases of oral histoplasmosis for patient characteristics clinical features, and histopathologic findings. These represented cases diagnosed in the Division of Stomatology, institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur between July 1967 and October 1994. All were male patients who ranged in age from 11 to 79 years (mean age, 56.7 years). There were 40.6 Malays, 37.8 Chinese, 18.9 Indians, and 2.7 other races. Five patients with mouth lesions as the initial presenting lesions were proven to be cases of disseminated histoplasmosis. In the remaining cases apart from the biopsy-proven oral histoplasmosis lesions, the extent of the disease elsewhere was unknown. The majority of these lesions involved the gingiva, tongue, and palate in decreasing order of frequency. The most frequent presenting Symptom was oral mucosal ulceration. Squamous cell carcinoma and tuberculosis were the two most common clinical differential diagnoses. Our present findings compare favorably with published reports from other regions.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Acquired-immunodeficiency-syndrome chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis manifestations lesion
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine & Periodontology
Depositing User: Ms Nursyafiqah Abd Malek
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2013 01:14
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2013 01:14

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