What Does Leukoplakia Look Like
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Posted by neveragain90, 1 Replyhey guys so even though i've had a negative oraquick at 4.5 months post exposure I'm sitll very anxious about the way the sides of my tongue looks. Here's what it looks like when the bright LED is shining on it. You can't see the slight white marks... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 Replyon the back of my tonguewhere the little bumps are i have hairy looking stuff that doesnt scrape off it has been there for ever does this sound like oral hairy leukoplakia
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Posted by saturn5656Hello,
I have a whitish appearance on both sides of my tongue.
Bit scared that it could be oral hairy leukoplakia
I have put a link to a photo which looks like the sides of my tongue.
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 4 Repliesi am sure i have ohl. oral hairy luekoplakia. i have had a tounge problem now for at least 3 months. i read and read about possible problems, went to the dr. not thrush! seems to resolve on it's own but comes back. affects my inner cheecks too.... Read more »
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Grady Health SystemI would not expect oral hairy leukoplakia to be a sign of seroconversion.There are several reasons why you may have a white looking area on the side of your tongue including the most common explanation which would be irritation or abrasion. I do... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello Going Insane,Your problem is not HIV. Five negative ELISAs out to 14 months are already four more tests than you needed. Your problem is guilt, not HIV. I suggest you level with your husband and stop chasing a disease you could not possibly... Read more »
Grady Health SystemYes, for the most part, once HAART is initiated the oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL) will go away. Actually, we look for recurrence of OHL as a sign that there may be viral breakthrough on a person's current combination.If the appearance is... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineOral 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 ridges often will often become thicker and more white over time. KH... Read more »
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