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How Can Leukoplakia Be Treated

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Thrush or leukoplakia/leukopenia

Dear Dr.I have had a persistent white coating on my tongue for the past 4+ weeks. I've been positive 22 years, CD4 at 506, up from 19 two years ago (restarted meds), VL undetectable. I tried Periogard for 2 weeks and then 2 weeks of Diflucan. My...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...include the tongue, palate, cheeks, and/or back of throat. The key is that this can usually be scraped or brushed off. Hairy leukoplakia typically presents as a white brush-like border on the side of the tongue. Unlike thrush it can not be... Read more »

oral hairy leukoplakia

Dr. Bob,Is there any tratment for OHL? My doc says no. Should I come to The Frascino Medical Group... Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia

I was recently diagnosed My baseline CD4 was 348; viral load was 41,000. I am not yet on meds and... Read more »
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Smoking and HIV

...infections (see Fact Sheet 500 ) related to HIV. They are more likely to develop: thrush (see Fact Sheet 501 ) oral hairy leukoplakia (whitish mouth sores) bacterial pneumonia pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP, see Fact Sheet 515 ) For women,... Read more »
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Molluscum

What Is Molluscum? How Does Molluscum Spread? How Do I Know if I Have Molluscum? How Is Molluscum Treated? Can Molluscum Be Prevented? Drug Interaction Problems The Bottom Line What Is Molluscum? Molluscum contagiosum is a... Read more »
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Anemia

What Is Anemia? What Causes Anemia? Anemia and HIV How Is Anemia Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Anemia? Anemia is a shortage of hemoglobin (HGB). HGB is a protein in red blood cells. It carries oxygen from the lungs to... Read more »
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Filgrastim (Neupogen)

What Is Filgrastim? Why Do People With HIV Take Filgrastim? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Filgrastim Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Filgrastim React With Other Drugs? What Is Filgrastim? Filgrastim works in the... Read more »
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hairy leukoplakia

Posted by midman13, 1 Reply
...is hairy leukoplakia easy to diagnose because i have some corrugation on the sides of my tongue but it is not white. Is this normal or should i be Read more »

Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by hello123, 2 Replies
...have been with for 4 1/2 years) has also tested negative about 5 months ago. Well..my bf was just diagnosed with oral hairy leukoplakia! Why does he have that if we are neg? Everything I read about it also mentions HIV...I am just confused. Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I was wondering if anyone out there has or has had hairy leukoplakia on their tongue? If so, how long did it take from when you first noticed it as a very small white to to being all the way down Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Has anyone ever heard of someone getting hairy leukoplakia on their tongue (confirmed by biopsy) and that person not having hiv. I have ohl and negative antibody tests and undetectable Read more »