Review of oral histoplasmosis in Malaysians.

HUAT, SIAR CHONG (1996) Review of oral histoplasmosis in Malaysians.

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<div style=\"LINE-HEIGHT: 150%\" align=\"justify\">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.</div>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Review of oral histoplasmosis in Malaysians.
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Depositing User: MR. ADNAN YAHYA
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2011

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