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Can you get thrush or oral hairy leukoplakia just from common EBV or does there HAVE to be a major condition associated that causes it? I'm scared

Can you get thrush or oral hairy leukoplakia just from common EBV or does there HAVE to be a major condition associated that causes it? I'm scared

Unrelated to EBV: Oral thrush, the overgrowth of candida albicans in the mouth, results when the host immune system can’t maintain its natural defense against the fungus always present in small numbers. Normally, the immune system depends on the common oral microorganisms to keep Candida under control. Use of antibiotics, or infection with HIV can result in thrush. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can you tell me is lichen sclerosus related to scleroderma?

Can you tell me is lichen sclerosus related to scleroderma?

Absolutely not: Be sure to treat lichen sclerosis. It can make you miserable and can lead to skin cancer.But it is treatable with very high rate of success. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about skin condition called lichen planus ?

Can you tell me about skin condition called lichen planus ?

Lichen planus: This is a skin and often oral rash. Cause not really known but acts like an allergy. Causes white scalely areas that itch. In mouth may cause ulcerative areas, straie, plaques. Often tried by steriods an d topical pain meds. See your doctor for referral...Skin to a dermatoogist; oral to a dentist who trained with oral diseases, such as oral medicine. ...Read more

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How can you treat the itchiness from a disease called scleroderma?

How can you treat the itchiness from a disease called scleroderma?

GI evaluation: If you have scleroderma and GI symptoms, seeing a GI specialist for evaluation would be the best way to determine if the two are related. ...Read more

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When illnesses like lichen planus result from medical treatment, what is it called?

LP: Lp has no known cause or cure. We treat the symptoms only. What medical treatment did you have that you believe led to the lp? Please be more specific for a more detailed answer and please see your md. ...Read more

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Is anal squamous cell cancer cureable? What kind of doctor should a person see if they suspect they have it? What is bowens disease?

Is anal squamous cell cancer cureable? What kind of doctor should a person see if they suspect they have it? What is bowens disease?

Yes: Yes. I recommend being followed by a colo-rectal surgeon who could refer you to other physicians if necessary. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can cancer like leukemia and breast cancer appears or caused?

Can you tell me how can cancer like leukemia and breast cancer appears or caused?

No one answer: Cancer is many different diseases and has many different causes and many unknowns. The general factors in cancer are heredity/genetics, use of tobacco, alcohol, radiation, chemicals, obesity, lack of exercise and some infections. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/. ...Read more

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What does oral lichenoid mucositis consistent with lichen planus in biopsy means? Is it dangerous? Anything related to luekoplakia?


What does oral lichenoid mucositis consistent with lichen planus in biopsy means? Is it dangerous? Anything related to luekoplakia?

No and yes: Not dangerous and it is leukoplakia. Inflammation of the mucosa and lichenoid in presentation. Leukoplakia simply means "white patch". Of course this can have many causes, some of which are cause for concern. This condition requires treatment, monitoring, and a good Oral Medicine or Oral Surgeon specialist to follow you. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Can the version of HPV that causes cervical cancer be contagious or give you genital warts ?

Can the version of HPV that causes cervical cancer be contagious or give you genital warts ?

Different strains : There are over 120 extreme's of hpv. Types 16 and 18 are the most common that cause cervical cancer. Six and 11 are the most common types that cause genital warts. ...Read more

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Dx by vulvar biopsy lichen simplex chronicus currently using clobetasol but how do I find out the cause as i understand lsc is a response to itching?

Dx by vulvar biopsy lichen simplex chronicus currently using clobetasol but how do I find out the cause as i understand lsc is a response to itching?

Detailed History: The cause of lsc can be caused by many things. Unfortunately a cause may not be found in many cases. But there are some things that may trigger the disorder. Do you use party-liners or feminine hygiene products? Do you use perfumed soaps or vaginal creams? Do you wear occlusive clothing, such as tight lycra garments, or confining undergarments, such as non-cotton underwear or thongs? These garmen. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a disease or a medical condition that can affect nerve cells?

Docs can you explain what is a disease or a medical condition that can affect nerve cells?

Too many to list: This question is impossible to answer in 400 characters because a slew of neurological and medical conditions can affect nerve cells in many different ways. Being more specific with a doctor when asking questions is sometimes helpful. ...Read more

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Hello i have microscopic colitis. Does this make me more predisposed to gastric or colon cancer? What causes this condition?

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i have microscopic colitis. Does this make me more predisposed to gastric or colon cancer? What causes this condition?

No: There is no relationship or increased risk of cancer. The cause is unknown but can be associated with certain drugs. Your gastroenterologist hould also exclude celiac disease as microscopic colitis can be seen in this condition too. ...Read more

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Is PID associated with cervical or other cancers? Does PID cause cancer, or are women who already have cancer likely to develop PID?

Is PID associated with cervical or other cancers? Does PID cause cancer, or are women who already have cancer likely to develop PID?

Not really: These are not really related conditions. PID is caused by bacteria from the vagina ( or sexually transmitted bacteria) getting up the cervix into the uterus and tubes and setting up an infection. This isn't really related to cancer at all. The only exception is that very severe cancers can cause necrosis of tissue which can mimic infection in many ways. ...Read more

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Pityriasis lichanoides chronica-have this as biopsy result, can't see the consultant till feb and when searched condition is linked lots with cancer?

Pityriasis lichanoides chronica-have this as biopsy result, can't see the consultant till feb and when searched condition is linked lots with cancer?

Chronic Skin lesions: No. Pityriasis lichenoides chronica (also known as "chronic guttate parapsoriasis, " is an uncommon, idiopathic, acquired dermatosis, characterized by evolving groups of erythematous, scaly papules that may persist for months. It is probably caused by a hypersensitivity reaction to infectious agents such as the epstein-barr virus. Other infectious agents include the adenovirus and parvovirus. ...Read more

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Is lichen simplex chronicus a disease or an abnormal response to itching?

Is lichen simplex chronicus a disease or an abnormal response to itching?

It's a condition: The skin condition (not disease) is caused simply enough by chronic scratching which comes about usually by chronic itching and it's a vicious cycle. The itching can be caused by things such as insect bites, psoriasis, or anything else that leads to a dermatitis. Treatment is stop scratching. Easier said than done in most cases. Here's a good link to help you: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/1562.Htm. ...Read more

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What are the chances for fulminant multiple sclerosis to lead to death & how can it be cured?

What are the chances for fulminant multiple sclerosis to lead to death & how can it be cured?

Very low odds: 1. Marburg form of ms is indeed aggressive and can move rapidly, but invariably occurs in children and almost never beyond adolescence. 2. Tumefactive form in adults is also rather rare, and likely occurs in pts who are not in treatment or taking ineffective meds, but can be reversed. 3. If ms diagnosed, use an effective potent medicine to maximally control (not avonex!). ...Read more

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I just tested positive for genital herpes , will this cause me any further complications such HIV or cervical cancers or any others deseases isitcurab?

Yes and no: Testing positive for hsv (herpes simplex virus) means that you have acquired an infection which is classified as a sexually transmitted disease (std). This is not related to HIV or cervical cancer; however, these others are caused by other sexually transmitted viruses (hiv and hpv). There is no "cure" for herpes. There are medicines which can help reduce the symptoms and the time of a flare up. ...Read more

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Hi,I suffer from urethritis.is this diease linked to hiv? or aids.I also have a internal genital cyst.what bacteria or viruses cause this?.

Hi,I suffer from urethritis.is this diease linked to hiv? or aids.I also have a internal genital cyst.what bacteria or viruses cause this?.

Urethritis: We often never find the cause; even eating those little hot peppers can cause this. Chlamydia can do this in ever sex. It's not really HIV-related but it's wise to be checked for HIV yearly in any case. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Harris
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Lichen Sclerosus (Definition)

A condition characterized by itchy, pale, fragile patches of skin usually involving the external genitalia and perianal areas, but occasionally seen on the breasts or elsewhere. Most common in postmenopausal women, occasionally seen children and men. Untreated ls can cause permanent scarring so proper diagnosis ...Read more


Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more