A 34-year-old member asked:
can hairy oral leukoplakia be caused by birth control?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Mark Bornfeld answered
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 infection. It typically manifests as a white plaque on the side of the tongue. Use of contraceptives is unrelated to oral hairy leukoplakia.
Answered on Jan 24, 2015
Dr. Daniel Sampson answered
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Unlikely: This would be unlikely.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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