2.1.6 Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

Grading & Level of Importance: C

Review:
2021

W. Burgdorf, Munich; F. Bakr, Lwin, J. McGrath, London

Definition

Epstein-Barr virus associated hyperkeratotic changes on the tongue in HIV infection.

Signs & Symptoms

White, hyperkeratotic, often thread-like deposits on the sides and under surface of the tongue which cannot be wiped away (in contrast to oral candidiasis).

Differential diagnosis

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