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Can a yeast infection cause Oral hairy Leukoplakia?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not likely

It may resemble thrush, but the patches are usually softer than leukoplakia patches.
If a patch looks suspicious, your dentist will do a biopsy for definitive diagnosis. Hairy leukoplakia can appear in people whose immune system is not working well.

In brief: Not likely

It may resemble thrush, but the patches are usually softer than leukoplakia patches.
If a patch looks suspicious, your dentist will do a biopsy for definitive diagnosis. Hairy leukoplakia can appear in people whose immune system is not working well.
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: May appear like it

Yeast infections or candidiasis, also referred to as thrush can certainly appear like hairy leukoplakia.
Your dentist or health care provider can perform or order a fungal stain to determine if you have candidiasis.

In brief: May appear like it

Yeast infections or candidiasis, also referred to as thrush can certainly appear like hairy leukoplakia.
Your dentist or health care provider can perform or order a fungal stain to determine if you have candidiasis.
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