Low-power laser therapy applied to lip lesions in a critically ill patient: case report

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https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v11i2.25735

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HIV; Low-Level Light Therapy; Oral Manifestations.

Abstract

The association between Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome and oral manifestations, although already well known, still presents challenging situations. Whether caused or enhanced by the disease, oral changes are a reality and, therefore, the objective of this paper is to report and discuss the case of a 45-year-old male patient, admitted to the University Hospital Maria Aparecida Pedrossian with a diagnosis of disease caused by the immunodeficiency virus human (HIV), epilepsy and quadriplegia, with severe evolution. Making use of mechanical ventilation and other palliative care, he started to present ulcers and bleeding lesions in the labial mucosa, so the medical team requested the opinion of the hospital dentistry. For the management of these wounds, a low-frequency laser therapy protocol was then established, divided into 5 applications, to provide better biomodulation and regeneration of the affected tissue, thus reducing patient morbidity. At the end of the last session, the results were satisfactory, showing the effectiveness of the adjuvant treatment with low-frequency laser in oral lesions. Even with the difficulties inherent in the treatment and diagnosis of HIV and its manifestations, reducing the patient's symptoms is also a duty of Dentistry, thus, the results achieved with the therapy used were satisfactory and returned some quality of life to the patient at this very challenging time.

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Published

22/01/2022

How to Cite

OTA, L. E. .; SANTANA, G. U. .; NEJAIM, Y. .; GAETTI-JARDIM, E. C. . Low-power laser therapy applied to lip lesions in a critically ill patient: case report. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 2, p. e17911225735, 2022. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v11i2.25735. Disponível em: https://www.rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/25735. Acesso em: 24 apr. 2024.

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