Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
  Breaking News: FDA Approves Triumeq, New Once-Daily Combination Pill
   
Ask the Experts About

Fatigue and AnemiaFatigue and Anemia
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


oral hairy leukoplakia
Apr 22, 2006

Dr. Bob,

Is there any tratment for OHL? My doc says no. Should I come to The Frascino Medical Group for treatment?

Dominic

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

Oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL) is caused by EBV (Epstein Barr virus). Often the condition is not treated unless someone is having pain or concerned about the appearance of it. The treatment of choice is immune reconstitutions with effective HAART. As the immune system improves on effective HAART, the OHL frequently melts away. Other treatment options have included topical podophylline, surgical excision, cryotherapy and anti-EBV treatment.

The anti-EBV treatment could include acyclovir, valacyclovir, famciclovir, foscarnet, ganciclovir and valganciclovir. These are effective; however, the lesions may recur when the treatment is discontinued.

Discuss these treatment options with your HIV specialist. It may save you a trip to Los Altos to visit the Frascino Medical Group. Of course, if you need additional input, you can always call for an appointment (650-917-1357).

Good luck.

Dr. Bob


Previous
what to think? what to do?
Next
HIV tests

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


 
 
Advertisement




Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement