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Can A Cbc Tell If I Have Candidiasis

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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...yeast (fungal) infection. The fungus normally lives in the body. It cannot be eliminated. The best way to avoid an outbreak of candidiasis is to strengthen your immune system by taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs). Most candida infections are easily treated with local therapies. In people with weakened immune systems, these infections become more persistent. Systemic anti-fungal drugs can be taken, but candida might become resistant to...
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candida sp throat infection

My husband is 32yr old and had recently done a throat swab culture which showed Candida Sp .He and myself had a series of sore throats in past 4 months which was not completely responsive to many antibiotics which was given to reduce the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...course of steroids (oral or inhaled) or individuals with diabetes (especially with poor sugar control) can be susceptible to candidal infections of the oropharynx. I would suggest that your husband seek the opinion of an ear, nose and throat... Read more »

Candida Infection

Recently I have been admitted into the hospital for what appears to be Thrush or Candida. My symptoms include small white spots on the tonsils, white coating of the tongue, a white curd-like spot on the roof of my mouth when easily scraped away bled...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...disease since the early 90's. Indeed, esophageal candidiasis is a well known and serious AIDS-defining illness. Furthermore, Candidal infections can be very serious and life-threatening, especially when they reach the blood stream. If your... Read more »

Candida Infection

Recently I have been admitted into the hospital for what appears to be Thrush or Candida. My symptoms include small white spots on the tonsils, white coating of the tongue, a white curd-like spot on the roof of my mouth when easily scraped away bled...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Candida is a common fungus that, as you say, is present in almost everyone to some extent. With more advanced HIV disease (such as you have with a CD4 count below 200=, it can cause symptoms. This has little to do with diet or other things. It... Read more »

CBC Changes

Dr. Feinberg,I have had a noticeable change in my CBC count comparing tests in July 2000 and December 2000. RBC decreased from 6.2 to 4.03, hematocrit from 45 to 39, platelets from 200 to 190 and WBC increased from 6.9 to 7.2. I had a possible...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The only real, substantive change in your CBC is that you have fewer red blood cells. There are many possible causes for this. These results are not typical of HIV infection, Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...and swelling. A bad case can make walking, peeing or sex very painful. Infection in the Mouth Oral candidiasis, called thrush , involves the mouth and sometimes the throat. It can also occur without symptoms. The most common symptoms usually... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

... The Complete Blood Count (CBC) Red Blood Cell Tests White Blood Cell Tests The Complete Blood Count (CBC) The most common laboratory test is the Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...skin lotions or creams. It works against several different types of fungus, including the yeast infection called candidiasis or thrush. Many germs live in our bodies or are common in our surroundings. A healthy immune system can fight them off or... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...long-term basis, but this can lead to drug-resistant Candida that is more difficult to treat. Candidiasis of the Mouth (Thrush) Whitish coating of the tongue and/or the inside of the cheeks Usually occurs with CD4 cell count less... Read more »
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anyone ever heard???

Posted by shadesofgrey, 3 Replies
...Has anyone ever heard of false negative in the oraquik advance saliva test past the window period, would someone experience thrush after the 5 month from exposure with normal cbc? Read more »

cbc

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...if your cbc was perfect 4 weeks after possible exposure and then you test negative as well for hiv but feeling all kinds of symptoms you Read more »

AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...if a CBC (complete blood count) would indicate if something was wrong with you in terms of AIDS? If you had cytomegalovirus, thrush, kaposi sacroma...would a CBC or unine anaylsis indicate something wrong with you? If you had a very very low... Read more »

CBC indications?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I know that you cannot confirm or rule out HIV infection by a CBC alone. But would something on a CBC during seroconversion give you a hint of possible seroconversion? If so, what would that Read more »