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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi there, all. So, I have geographic tongue which seems to be a benign condition. However, I read on the Johns Hopkins site that geographic tongue is an unusual form of psoriasis that is more commonly seen in HIV positive people. I tested neg. at... Read more »

Geographic Tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello
This is geographic tongue
Is anyone here with either HIV or just severe stress having a problem with this
http://www.usc.edu/hsc/dental/opath/Cards/GeographicTongue.html
I have this along with some other symptoms
Thank You

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GEOGRAPHIC TONGUE - Check it out!

Posted by Anonymous
As soon as the first Dr. told me I had geographic tongue, I looked it up on the web......This site has pictures to prove it........Check it out and let me know what you think. Looks exactly like what I have in my mouth.......

http://www.usc.edu/hsc/de... Read more »

Thrush or Geographic tounge

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Its been 6 months since possible exposure and now I think I have thrush or geographic tounge. The problem is on the front of my tounge. Every morning when I wake up its back white lines of like white stuff. I brush it off and its a little red under... Read more »

geographic tounge

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i found out by my dentist that i have got geograhic tounge.
i have looked it up all over the net and i cant find anything about it. and how it is caused, and if there is any treatment for it, and will it go away. i am afraid to laugh, or talk due to... Read more »
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Geographic tongue, follow up Q

Thanks for your answer on geographic tongue. I spoke with my doctor too, who says that the cause is still unknown, but that some surmise that it could be related - in some cases - to an autoimmune problem or other immune issue.My question is this:...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
I see geo. tongue in both HIV-infected and HIV negative persons-- I'm not aware of any information about the prevalence of the condition-- so I can't say if it's more common in our population. BY... Read more »

Geographic tongue?

Dr. Young,My CD4 count is within normal, though the ratio is low. But, almost all the time, among many symptoms I experience on a daily basis, I have a tongue with a thick white coating and big lesions that are surrounded by white borders. The...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
This is a difficult diagnosis to make by writing.Geographic tongue is not a serious condition and is quite common, even among the "healthy" (my teenage daughter has it). I'd ask you to speak to your healthcare provider about this... Read more »

I wrote earlier about geographic tongue and lichen planus...

I sent you a question very recently, but I've learned a few things after doing some further research. I mentioned that I noticed patches in my mouth that appear translucent with a bluish or whitish tint. I think this is probably leukoedema,...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
Oral Hairy Leukoplakia (OHL), the vast majority of the time, appears on the lateral border of the tongue as a white, corrugated, asymptomatic lesion. The manifestation you have described does not sound at all like OHL, but rather very much like... Read more »

The Q and your response on the PubMed articel on cortisol and geographic tongue

Dr. Pierone:I am a bit confused by a Q to you (which consisted of an extensive PubMed quote)and your answer.Basically, the quote suggested high cortisol levels for HIV infected people as well as chronic geographic tongue. You seemed to validate both...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Sorry if the previous answer was confusing. I was responding to a question from someone with HIV infection that had high cortisol levels measured by his endocrinologist. I was speculating about whether high cortisol was a bad thing or good thing... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Geographic Differences in HIV Infection Among Hispanics or Latinos -- 46 States and Puerto Rico, 2010

Table of Contents Introduction New Diagnoses of HIV Infection Prevalence Rate of Diagnosed HIV Infection Editorial Note Acknowledgment References TABLE 1. Estimated Number* and Percentage of New Diagnoses of HIV Infection Among... Read more »
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Insomnia, Daytime Sleepiness Common Among HIVers, but Not Made More Likely by HIV or Meds, Study Suggests

Insomnia rates among those living with HIV and on treatment in the U.S. are no higher than that of the general population, despite sleep disturbances being a common complaint among people living with HIV, according to a study from the U.S. military... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

STDs More Common Among Young People, Oklahoma Health Department Says

Nearly half of all Oklahomans newly diagnosed with an STD are age 24 or younger, the State Department of Health reports. In 2009, more than 15,000 state residents were diagnosed with chlamydia, accounting for nearly three-fourths of Oklahoma's STD... Read more »
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Tongue and Tonsil Cancers May Be Linked to Early Sexual Habits, Research Suggests

Oral sex may be extremely common among people in the U.S. who consider it a "low-risk" activity. But oral sex may be riskier than many think -- and, no, we're not talking about HIV. We're talking about human papillomavirus (HPV), which has been... Read more »