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What Causes Geographic Tongue

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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 »

Geographic tongue, follow up Q

Thanks for your answer on geographic tongue. I spoke with my doctor too, who says that the cause is... 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... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV and AIDS in the United States by Geographic Distribution

Fast Facts HIV and AIDS are generally concentrated in urban areas in the United States. In 2009, the number of adults and adolescents living with an AIDS diagnosis was highest in the South. In 2010, blacks accounted for the largest proportion... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Positive Days

There's a sore on the back of my tongue. I look in the mirror and stick my tongue out as far as I can and I still can't see it. I can feel it, though. Every time I swallow it feels like someone is squeezing my tongue with a pair of pliers, and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Social and Geographic Distance in HIV Risk

In the current study, the authors examined the relationship between social distance (measured as the geodesic, or shortest distance, between two people in a connected network) and geographic distance (the actual distance between them in kilometers... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Mapping the Cure With Geographic Information Systems

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy has provided the nation with a long-overdue framework for a population-based approach to HIV prevention and a more coordinated national response. But faced with funding reductions, HIV/AIDS professionals are now... Read more »
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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 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 »

To Dylan & Mark Re: Geographic Tounge

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hey Mark and Dylan
Or anyone who knows anyting about geographic tongue
You can read my posts Im one of the original Dirty Dozen and one of the last to fall
One of the main problems I have in acepting I don't have HIV is this Geo tongue Ive had it now... Read more »

Thrush or Geographic tounge

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have white patches on my tounge only mostly near the tip and sides in front. They seem to be like craters with white borders. My tounge also burns really bad. There are also a few tiny little red spots that hurt too. Does this sound like thrush or... Read more »