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Cause of oral leukoplakia

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 43 years experience
EBV: Hairy leukoplakia is associated with epstein-barr viral infection. In many cases the patient has a defect in their immune system.
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 24 years experience
Concerns: Oral hairy leukoplakia can be associated with the epstein-barr virus, and is a common finding in patients with hiv. The lateral border of the tongue ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 45 years experience
No.: Hairy leukoplakia represents an opportunistic ebv (epstein-barr virus) infection as a result of a suppressed immune system, as may occur in HIV infect... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
Probably not: Leukoplakia is usually caused by a chronic irritation, physical or chemical. Chemical causes are usually related to tobacco use.
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
No: Hairy leukoplakia, sometimes called oral hairy leukoplakia, results from infection with the epstein-barr virus (ebv). Once you've been infected with e... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Leukoplakia: Leukoplakia is white patches in the mouth on the cheeks or tongue. It is often caused by irritation from rough fillings or ill-fitting dentures. It is... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Pope
Dentistry 28 years experience
Irritation to tissue: Leukoplakia is like a calus of tissue on mucous membranes that is caused by chronic irritation. Usually asymptomatic in nature. Often appears as a w... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Not so easy: Leukoplakia may appear stuck on the mucosal surface but it is deeply attached, so it can not be wiped out. But it can be treated by your doctor. Go se... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Can't scrape it off: Leukoplakia cannot be scraped off although scraping at it could change its appearance somewhat and perhaps lead to that illusion. Oral thrush can be s... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
We hope so: White film on tongue is white film on tongue, not likely to be leukoplakia. You should be able to scrape or brush this off with floss, tongue scraper ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Very real: This would not be rare at all. You have racked up 8 years times the amount per day (measured in packs = ppd) .So, at one ppd you have accumulated 8 pa... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
May appear like it: Yeast infections or candidiasis, also referred to as thrush can certainly appear like hairy leukoplakia. Your dentist or health care provider can per... Read More

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