A 41-year-old member asked:
what could the cause of my oral hairy leukoplakia?
3 doctor answers
Dr. steven Present answered
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.
Answered on May 6, 2016
Dr. Ragan Faler answered
23 years experience Dentistry
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 affected most commonly. Have an HIV test. There are other "hairy tongue" diseases, so rule out oral cancer, yeast infection as well.
Answered on Aug 6, 2015
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