ID#: 6057
This image depicts a close intraoral view of a HIV/AIDS-positive patient, who had presented with a gingival squamous cell carcinomatous lesion. Being that HIV reduces immunologic activity, the intraoral environment is a prime target for chronic secondary infections and inflammatory processes, and therefore, because these may be precursors to cancer, squamous carcinomatous lesions like the one depicted here.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Sol Silverman, Jr., DDS
Creation Date: 1999
Photo Credit: Sol Silverman, Jr., DDS
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.