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I have what appears to be hairy leukoplakia, but tested negative for hiv. What are other possibilities?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Tobacco and alcohol

The exact cause of leukoplakia is unknown but tobacco and alcohol use increase the risk factor.

In brief: Tobacco and alcohol

The exact cause of leukoplakia is unknown but tobacco and alcohol use increase the risk factor.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Virus

Most common cause is the epstein-barr virus, the same virus that causes infectious mononucleosis.

In brief: Virus

Most common cause is the epstein-barr virus, the same virus that causes infectious mononucleosis.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry

In brief: Many possibilities

Fortunately, the viability of HIV is very short lived outside of the body and is not contagious once exposed to air and surfaces that dry.
Many other possibilities to causes for leukoplakia, best manner for a definitive diagnosis is with tissue biopsy.

In brief: Many possibilities

Fortunately, the viability of HIV is very short lived outside of the body and is not contagious once exposed to air and surfaces that dry.
Many other possibilities to causes for leukoplakia, best manner for a definitive diagnosis is with tissue biopsy.
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dr. Sal Aragona
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