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Case 3: Aphthous Stomatitis

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B Thalidomide (Thalomid) is an effective therapy for aphthous stomatitis.

This answer is correct. Several studies have shown that thalidomide is effective for the treatment of oral and esophageal aphthous lesions in HIV-infected patients. Thalidomide is generally reserved for severe or corticosteroid-refractory cases. Because thalidomide has well-established teratogenic effects, strict safety precautions must be observed to ensure that it is safely dispensed to the appropriate patients.


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