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Old Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:29 PM
Ann C Ann C is offline
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Location: Kingsville, Ontario
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cold sores

Is there any relationship between getting cold sores and having MDS?

Through the years, my husband has had the occasional cold sore on the lip. In the last few years, he seems to get them more frequently.

Thanks for any perspective on this.
Ann, wife of David age 74, dx RAEB-1 in April 2012, cytogenetics - good (no detected mutations), 6% blasts in bone marrow, hemoglobin - 12.1 WBC - 1.7; platelet count - 98; ANC - 0.5, watch and wait diagnosis
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Old Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:57 PM
Marlene Marlene is offline
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Hi Ann,

It's probably related only in that his immune system is not fully functioning and cold sores are from the herpes virus that never goes away...it remains dormant in your body. A strong immune system will keep the virus in check so you would not have a lot of breakouts.
Marlene, wife to John DX w/SAA April 2002, Stable partial remission; Treated with High Dose Cytoxan, Johns Hopkins, June 2002. Final phlebotomy 11/2016. As of January 2017, FE is 233, HGB 11.7, WBC 5.1/ANC 4.0, Plts 146K.
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Old Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:45 AM
Darice Darice is offline
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another possible help would be to avoid toothpaste with sodium laurel sulphate.

hubby 73, dx NHL 2001, CNS involvement. SCT (auto) 5/08 [dx UTUC renal pelvis, 2010/surgeries/MMC], MANY recurrences, chemos, surgeries, rad. dx t-MDS 3/11: IPSS 1.5 (Int-2); MDA 11, RCMD trilineage, inc. Fe, ring sideroblasts, 7q del/mono 7 (51.5%), 46,XY,t(6,17)(p22;q25)[4]/45,XY,-7[4]/46,XY[12].
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