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causes of oral leukoplakia

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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Pope
27 years experience Dentistry
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
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience Dentistry
Told wrong...: It is an individual variable as how long your body can resist damage from exposure to toxins/poisons. There are known cases of oral cancer and death r ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
34 years experience Family Medicine
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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
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
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
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
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