Oral Candidiasis in HIV Patient Suffering
Pneumocystic Carinii Pneumonia

Dahlia Riyanto1, Rindang Tanjungsari1, Tri Pudy Asmarawati2, Desiana Radithia3

Oral Medicine Residency Program, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia

Internal Medicine Specialist, Airlangga University Hospital, Surabaya, Indonesia

Department of Oral Medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya Indonesia



Objective: HIV/AIDS infection provoked opportunistic infection systemically and intraorally. Pneumocystic carinii pneumonia (PCP) and oral candidiasis are the most prevalent opportunistic infections among HIV/AIDS patient and may serve as indicator of low CD4 count in HIV infection. This case study describes a 39-year-old man who was hospitalised for pneumocystic carinii pneumonia with weakness of gait and emaciated posture. He was also diagnosed with HIV/AIDS infection through CD4 count and HIV rapid testing. Intraoral white patches wer reported occured within two days of his admission to hospital.


Methods: Treatment and observation patient until healing of the lesions.


Result: Several tests was ordered resulting metabolic acidosis, CD4 count results 10 cells/µL, HIV rapid test (ICT) was reactive for 3 methods, and microbiologic examination was positive to C. albicans.


Conclusion: Management of Oral Candidiasis in HIV/AIDS patient need multidiciplinary approach to obtain successful therapy.


Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Oral candidiasis, pneumocystic carinii pneumonia