A 29-year-old member asked:
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is leukoplakia transmissible?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Leukoplakia is not transmissable.
Answered on Oct 9, 2013
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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.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Referejce Site: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002041/.
Answered on Mar 13, 2013

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Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
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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. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Uncommon: But not rare. It is just a thickening of the mucosa due to some type of irritation, whether it be mechanical or chemical.
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