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Canker Sore *
TThis HIV-positive patient was exhibiting signs of a secondary aphthous stomatitis infection, i.e., multiple canker sores. This condition was present for 5 days, and was the first sign or symptom of this patientís HIV infection, which was confirmed by serology. The patient had never had any similar attack, and the sores responded to a 4 day, 60 mg/day dosage of prednisone.
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