A 33-year-old member asked:
what the difference is in leukoplakia & hairy leukoplakia?
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Dr. Majid Jamali answered
26 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Tongue lesions: Hairy leukoplakia is "hairy" in nature, caused by virus and has an underlying disease like hiv. It can not be rubbed off. Leukoplakia is a white lesion that can be many different things. The lesion should be biopsied.
Answered on Jan 26, 2014
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