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How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Leukoplakia

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Smoking and HIV

...Opportunistic Infections People with HIV disease who smoke are more likely to develop several opportunistic 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, smoking can increase the risk and severity of infection with human papillomavirus (HPV, see ...
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thrush or hairy leukoplakia

I keep getting white stuff in my mouth, and my doc quickly dismisses it as hairy leukoplakia (I had it before, and I have CD4 ofless than 20).When I insist that using Sporanox gets rid of most of it, he says it's both HL and thrush. It's getting...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If 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 is... Read more »

Shape of Hairy Leukoplakia

Hello, Dr. Reznik,I have a question regarding the *shape* of HIV-associated hairy leukoplakia lesions. If one has long, thin, white streaks bilaterally on the side of the tongue is this due to trauma (i.e. tongue chewer) or could it also be due to...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...Dear F.S.T.:Oral hairy leukoplakia usually does not present as a long, thin, white bilateral line on the lateral borders of the tongue, but rather as white, corrugated Read more »

Leukoplakia? Does it mean I have HIV?

Dr. Dezube, My question is this: I have noticed whitish patches on the back of my throat (oropharynx)which are rather small and tend to blend in with the pink parts. In addition to this I have lately had 5 canker-like sores on the gums, and tongue,...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Leukoplakia (white plaques in the oral cavity) is actually associated with Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) infection. Although it is commonly seen Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia?

I have some vertical looking ribbing on the sides of my tongue in a pretty uniform row from close to the back and almost to the tip but they are the same color as my tongue. Is it possible that this is hairy leukoplakia and are their any other...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Oral hairy leukoplakia seen in the setting of HIV infection often will have a whitish color embedded in the vertical ridges along the tongue margins--the Read more »
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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
...Can 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 »

Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I developed hairy leukoplakia on one side of my tongue around chritmas time. It is still there. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how long after you 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 »