TitleAphthous-Like Ulcers in a Patient With AIDS
AuthorsHamer D. H., Mcgowan K., Scheib R.
PublicationInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 1992 Jul; 1(4):251-253.
AbstractAphthous ulcers of the oral cavity, hypopharynx, and esophagus have been increasingly described in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) during recent years [1-3]. The prevalence of aphthous stomatitis in HIV-seropositive patients has been estimated to be 1.1% to 4% [3]. Bach et al. [1,2] described two series of patients who had rapid responses of their aphthous ulcers to oral glucocorticoids. We would like to report an additional patient with aphthous-like ulcers involving the mouth, hypopharynx, and epiglottis who responded dramatically to oral steroids after empiric antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial therapy failed.