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

Anne Cale Jones, Paul D. Freedman, Joan A. Phelan, Ronald A. Baughman, Stanley M. Kerpel

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-85
Number of pages10
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Dentistry(all)


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