KF Basavaraj1, Karthikeyan Ramalingam2, Amitabha Sarkar2, Savitha Muddaiah3
1Department of Oral Pathology, Ministry of Higher Education, Libya.
2Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Surendera Dental College and Research Institute, Sriganganagar, Rajasthan, India.
3Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Surendera Dental College and Research Institute,Sriganganagar, Rajasthan, India.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) is seldom seen in the oral cavity, and has been reported with some frequency in HIV-positive patients. Oral HIV-related lymphomas exhibit an aggressive course and can mimic other oral tumors and infections that make early recognition and diagnosis difficult. This paper presents a case of NHL on the gingiva of a 28-year-old HIV-positive male patient.
Keywords: Gingiva, HIV, non-Hodgkin′s lymphoma.