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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology|
|State||Published - Jan 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine