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Treating Leukoplakia

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thrush and hairy leukoplakia (second question)

Thanks for answering my question (thrush and hairy leukoplakia, Sept 18). I've been using the Sporanox twice daily, and the thrush is gone. I also started the 800 mg acyclovir 5 X daily, and the HL is shrinking. My question is, if I stop the...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It 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 »

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 »

Thrush or leukoplakia/leukopenia

Dear Dr.I have had a persistent white coating on my tongue for the past 4+ weeks. I've been... Read more »
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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 get this you have to go on meds. My t-cells were 450 in October. Vl undetectable w/o meds.... 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 the side of your tongue.

Secondly, how was it... 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 viral load tests.

If you have heard of such a thing what did the... Read more »