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Can hairy oral leukoplakia be caused by birth control pills?

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Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry
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In brief: No

Hairy leukoplakia, sometimes called oral hairy leukoplakia, results from infection with the epstein-barr virus (ebv).
Once you've been infected with ebv, the virus remains in your body for life. Normally, the virus is dormant, but if your immune system is weakened, either from disease or certain medications, the virus can become reactivated, leading to conditions such as hairy leukoplakia.

In brief: No

Hairy leukoplakia, sometimes called oral hairy leukoplakia, results from infection with the epstein-barr virus (ebv).
Once you've been infected with ebv, the virus remains in your body for life. Normally, the virus is dormant, but if your immune system is weakened, either from disease or certain medications, the virus can become reactivated, leading to conditions such as hairy leukoplakia.
Dr. Richard Ruden
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In brief: Reference Site

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002041/.

In brief: Reference Site

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002041/.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Probably not

Leukoplakia is usually caused by a chronic irritation, physical or chemical.
Chemical causes are usually related to tobacco use.

In brief: Probably not

Leukoplakia is usually caused by a chronic irritation, physical or chemical.
Chemical causes are usually related to tobacco use.
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