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Chronic granular pharyngitis is a HIV symptom?

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sir Chronic granular pharyngitis is a HIV symptom? If u say yes
How many days after a sore throat caused by infected HIV?


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replied February 2nd, 2012
HIV and AIDS Answer A31073
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

Chronic granular pharyngitis is due to chronic inflammation of the mucous surfaces of the pharynx and adjacent tissues. The classic findings on clinical examination in such a condition would be hypertrophy of the mucosa, seromucinous glands and sub epithelial lymphoid follicles.

Most common cause of such condition is because of retrograde flow of gastric contents to the upper aero-digestive tract, which causes a variety of symptoms, such as cough, hoarseness and irritation in the throat (Laryngo-pharyngeal reflux).

It may be the result of repeated attacks of the acute pharyngitis. Causes include prolonged smoking, alcohol intake, severe acid reflux and chronic sinusitis.

Such a condition is usually not seen with viral infections, including HIV. But in advanced HIV infections and AIDS, where the immune system is severely debilitated, recurrent fungal infections (candidiasis), can over time can result in such conditions.

For your information, AIDS usually develops usually within 7 to 10 years after HIV infection, specially when the condition is not detected and not treated adequately.

In case, you have been diagnosed with such a condition, you may consult with a ENT doctor for proper treatment which may include a course of antibiotics, antihistamines, and steroid sprays.

I hope this helps.


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