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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists

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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 91-93
Plasmacytoma of the oral cavity associated with HIV infection - Causal or casual coincidence?

Department of Oral Pathology, Government Dental College, Calicut, India

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Resmi G Nair
Department of Oral Pathology Government Dental College, Calicut 673008
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The incidence of plasma cell neoplasms is increasing nowadays in HIV positive patients. But plasmacytoma presenting as an oral manilestation of HIV infection has not yet been reported in the literature. Here, we report an HIV positive patient with an extramedullary plasmacytoma in the oral cavity. Chronic antigenic stimulation is probably the reason for the development or a malignant B cell clone. which can be implicated in its pathogenesis. Futher studies are required to elucidate the exact pathology of this condition.

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