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Red blister on tip of tongue
Dec 8, 2003

Dear Doctors

Please help. My nephew was diagnosed HIV pos a few months ago. This morning she woke up with a red blister the size of a small pimple on the tip of her tongue, which she says is both painful and numb on contact.

Could this be a sign of an OI? If so what could it be and what kind of treatment must she take?

Her CD4 count was 480 VL=300 in july. She is not yet on meds. I am extremely worried

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your question.

This doesn't sound like anything too serious to me and with a CD4 count around 500, it's pretty unlikely that your nephew (niece?) has anything bad. It could be a canker sore, or herpes outbreak.

But-- an important but-- don't take my word on it, but have your nephew see his/her doctor.

Good luck, BY



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