Category: Differential Diagnosis

Differential Diagnosis of Leukoplakia

Differential Diagnosis of Leukoplakia Other white lesions Frictional keratosis Burn (thermal/chemical) Hyperplastic candidiasis Lichen planus Genetic alterations (genodermatoses) White sponge nevus Hereditary benign intra- Dyskeratosis epithelial dyskeratosis Diagnosis • Performance of a biopsy is mandatory after elimination of any suspected causative factors • Multiple biopsies of large lesions are needed to be performed due to […]

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Differential Diagnosis of Leukoedema

Differential Diagnosis of Leukoedema •Cheek chewing • Hereditary benign intraepithelial dyskeratosis • White sponge nevus • Lichen planus • Candidiasis  

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Differential Diagnosis of Hairy Leukoplakia

Differential Diagnosis of Hairy Leukoplakia Frictional hyperkeratosis Lichen planus Hyperplastic candidiasis

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Differential Diagnosis of Geographic Tongue

Differential Diagnosis of Geographic Tongue Reiter’s syndrome Lichen planus Lupus erythematosus Candidiasis Psoriasis    

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Differential Diagnosis of Fordyce’s Granules

Differential Diagnosis of Fordyce’s Granules • Candidiasis Diagnosis • Bilateral distribution and appearance • Lack of symptoms • If biopsy performed, normal sebaceous glands in the absence of hair follicles noted

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Differential Diagnosis of Exfoliative Cheilitis

Differential Diagnosis of Exfoliative Cheilitis Atopic cheilitis Actinic cheilitis Contact cheilitis

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Differential Diagnosis of Candidiasis

Differential Diagnosis of Candidiasis Diagnosis Microscopic evaluation of lesion smears • Potassium hydroxide preparation to demonstrate hyphae • Periodic acid–Schiff (PAS) stain • Culture on proper medium (Sabouraud’s, corn meal, or potato agar) • Biopsy with PAS, Gomori’s methenamine silver (GMS), or other fungal stain of microscopic sections Differential Diagnosis • Allergic or irritant contact […]

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Differential Diagnosis of Actinic (Solar) Cheilitis

Differential Diagnosis of Actinic (Solar) Cheilitis Diagnosis Thermal/chemical burn ruled out by history Chronic ultraviolet light exposure Biopsy findings Differential Diagnosis Exfoliative cheilitis  Squamous cell carcinoma

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