Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is a rare and aggressive type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that in 2000 was classified as a distinct type of lymphoma related to acquired immune deficiency syndrome by the World Health Organization after the first reports of the disease surfaced in 1997. PBL is strongly associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and often occurs within the oral cavity. Despite intensive chemotherapy regimens and combinational antiretroviral therapy, the prognosis of PBL in HIV-infected patients remains poor. This article describes a case of oral PBL and a literature review of current trends in oral manifestations associated with HIV infection.
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- Oral Surgery