COVID-19 was characterized as a pandemic due to the worldwide dissemination and the severity with which the disease attacks the human organism. Some oral lesions have been observed in COVID-19 patients. However, there is still no concrete evidence of the real influence of SARS-CoV-2 on the human body, especially in the oral region. In this context, the present report discusses a case of a COVID-19 patient with oral alterations. The male patient presented ulcerative lesions of painful symptomatology and petechiae in the oral mucosa. This study also performed a literature review of the main oral alterations reported in the literature. Although more studies with a larger number of cases should be performed, the present clinical case may have manifested signs of this pathology in the oral cavity since the epithelial cells of the oral mucosa have ACE2 receptors.
KEY WORDS: coronavirus, oral manifestations, oral health.
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GOMES, A. C.; FERREIRA, D. S.; SILVA, M. M.; BARROS, C. C. S.; MENEZES, N. S. & SANTOS, H. B. P. Oral alterations in a COVID-19 patient: case report and update of main findings. Int. J. Odontostomat., 15(2):315-319, 2021.