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Does having hairy leukoplakia means you have hiv?
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Not always
Most cases of hairy leukoplakia are reported in HIV patients and is related to ebv infection.
However, it has also been reported in patients without hiv. Patients with immune compromise (post-transplant) or autoimmune problems may develop hairy leukoplakia.

In brief: Not always
Most cases of hairy leukoplakia are reported in HIV patients and is related to ebv infection.
However, it has also been reported in patients without hiv. Patients with immune compromise (post-transplant) or autoimmune problems may develop hairy leukoplakia.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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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. Thomas Yash
Dentistry
In brief: H. Leukoplakia
Hairy leukoplakia associated with HIV is normally a white plaque or build-up on the sides of the tongue.
If you are associated a risk catagory( gay, sexual promiscuity, medically compromised, partner history, etc.) and this condition, you may want to be tested for hiv.

In brief: H. Leukoplakia
Hairy leukoplakia associated with HIV is normally a white plaque or build-up on the sides of the tongue.
If you are associated a risk catagory( gay, sexual promiscuity, medically compromised, partner history, etc.) and this condition, you may want to be tested for hiv.
Dr. Thomas Yash
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