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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
42 years experience Dentistry
EBV: Hairy leukoplakia is associated with epstein-barr viral infection. In many cases the patient has a defect in their immune system.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
44 years experience Dentistry
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Probably not: Leukoplakia is usually caused by a chronic irritation, physical or chemical. Chemical causes are usually related to tobacco use.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
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

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