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What could the cause of my oral hairy leukoplakia?

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Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dr. Ragan Faler
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Dr. steven Present
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: EBV

Hairy leukoplakia is associated with epstein-barr viral infection.
In many cases the patient has a defect in their immune system.

In brief: EBV

Hairy leukoplakia is associated with epstein-barr viral infection.
In many cases the patient has a defect in their immune system.
Dr. steven Present
Dr. steven Present
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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
Dr. Douglas Tavenner
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