Cytomegalovirus infections of the oral cavity. A report of six cases and review of the literature Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cytomegalovirus Infections
  • Mouth Diseases

abstract

  • Cytomegalovirus is responsible for a significant percentage of asymptomatic viral infections worldwide. Although virtually any cell or organ may be infected, involvement of the oral cavity is uncommon. Only nine well-documented examples of intraoral cytomegalovirus infections were found in a review of the English-language literature. We report six additional examples, five of which possessed unique clinical and histopathologic characteristics. The light and electron-microscopic features of cytomegalovirus are discussed, as well as diagnostic adjuncts such as immunohistochemistry and deoxyribonucleic acid in situ hybridization.

publication date

  • January 1993

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 8380493

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 76

end page

  • 85

volume

  • 75

number

  • 1