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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
38 years experience Dentistry
White patch: Leukoplakia is a medical term for a flat white lesion on the mucous membranes of the mouth (but possibly elsewhere also). They are not easily scraped ... Read More
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Dr. David Schneider
38 years experience Dentistry
White lesion: An area of increased or thickening of the skin at the site. It must be monitored and possibly biopsied to make certain that it is benign. Areas of l ... Read More
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Reference Site: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002041/.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not by itself: By itself leukoplakia is not lethal. In many cases it can lead to oral cancer which needs to be treated early and appropriately. Oral cancers can prov ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
44 years experience Endodontics
No: However sometimes it is a precursor to a squamous cell cancer which after years may develop from leukoplakia.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Leukoplakia is not transmissable.
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
44 years experience Endodontics
No: Leukoplakia means white plaque. There are many causes for leukoplakia. Smoking, chemicals, and some fungi can cause this.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Referejce Site: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002041/.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
39 years experience Dentistry
White lesions: Leukoplakia arewhite lesions in the mouth and can be caused by different irritants.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
33 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Not in and of itself: Leukoplakia is an overgrowth of the top layer of the skin or mucous membrane. Similar to a callous, it occurs due to chronic irritation, quite frequen ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Can be pre-cancerous: Leukoplakia is a thickening of the lining of the mouth tissues and is due to reaction from local irritation or inflammation and is common in tobacco u ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
11 years experience Dentistry
Leukoplakia: I am not an MD but Leukoplakia is a characteristic of tissue (meaning white patch). What this from a Pap smear? If so they probably described the tiss ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
29 years experience Pathology
No.: Some people with leukoplakia have hiv, but many patients with leukoplakia do not have hiv. Leukoplakia is not "specific for" HIV and can be seen in o ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Premalignant state: Leukoplakia is a premalignant condition. Its presence is indicative of an increased possibility of malignancy developing.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
37 years experience Dentistry
It can sometimes: be a precursor to cancer if chronic irritation of the tissue is allowed to exist. It should be checked visually on an annual basis and verified regula ... Read More

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