Hairy Leukoplakia Vs. Thrush
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesI was infected with HIV about 6 months ago.
I think I am experiencing Thrush, is it possible for it to occur so soon after infection?
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Replyon the back of my tonguewhere the little bumps are i have hairy looking stuff that doesnt scrape off it has been there for ever does this sound like oral hairy leukoplakia
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesDoes anyone know when hairy leukoplakia appears if someone gets infected ? - The back of my tongue is white and,after having seen a doctor, he told me that it was not a fungal infection.
Thank you for the answer, I am very scary.
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Posted by Anonymous, 4 Repliesi am sure i have ohl. oral hairy luekoplakia. i have had a tounge problem now for at least 3 months. i read and read about possible problems, went to the dr. not thrush! seems to resolve on it's own but comes back. affects my inner cheecks too.... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyCan anyone tell me how long it takes from the first presentation of hairy leukoplakia to the time it becomes very distinct? Weeks, months, years?
Also, does it become more and less visible on a daily basis? Read more »
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University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineIt is best to treat these conditions episodically, each time they arise, than to stay on the medicine continuously. Especially for azole antifungal drugs, resistance occurs as a consquence of the total duration of exposure. If you are taking an... Read more »
Grady Health SystemTo my knowledge, Oral Hairy Leukoplakia (OHL) does not occur during seroconversion, but is a manifestation seen later in HIV disease. Thrush, or candidiasis can and does effect the tongue in two different ways:Erythematous candidiasis, which... Read more »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineIf your problem resolves, albeit slowly, with irtaconazole (Sporanox), then most if not all of what you have is thrush. Your doctor can order an antifungal resistance test on an isolate that's grown from a swab of your mouth when the infection... Read more »
Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramHi. Thank you for your questions. Oral Hairy Leukoplakia, like otheropportunistic diseases, is NOT normally seen with recent HIV infection(including Acute Viral Syndrome). In persons with HIV, it is normally seenduring advanced HIV infection,... Read more »
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