Category: Etiology / Causes

Eitiology / Causes of Leukoplakia

Eitiology / Causes of Leukoplakia Essentially unknown, although many cases related to use of tobacco or areca nut in its various formulations Other possible factors include nutritional deficiency (iron, vitamin A) and infection (Candida albicans, human papillomavirus).

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Eitiology / Causes of Leukoedema

Eitiology / Causes of Leukoedema • Unknown • Benign; common in general population, with racial clustering in Blacks

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Eitiology / Causes of Hairy Tongue

Eitiology / Causes of Hairy Tongue Generally unknown May be related to poor oral hygiene, soft diet, heavy smoking, systemic or topical antibiotic therapy, radiation therapy, xerostomia, or use of oxygenating mouth rinses (H2O2, sodium perborate)  

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Eitiology / Causes of Hairy Leukoplakia

Eitiology / Causes of Hairy Leukoplakia Probably due to opportunistic Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection of epithelial cells Usually in an immunocompromised or immunosuppressed host  

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Eitiology / Causes of Geographic Tongue

Eitiology / Causes of Geographic Tongue Unknown; may be familial May be related to atopy Small percentage associated with cutaneous psoriasis    

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Eitiology / Causes of Fordyce’s Granules

Eitiology / Causes of Fordyce’s Granules Ectopic sebaceous glands within the oral mucosa and vermilion portion of the lips

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Eitiology / Causes of Exfoliative Cheilitis

Eitiology / Causes of Exfoliative Cheilitis Causes may be atopic, contact, factitious, infectious, systemic, or medication induced.

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Eitiology / Causes of Candidiasis

Eitiology / Causes of Candidiasis Infection with a fungal organism of the Candida species, usually Candida albicans Associated with predisposing factors: most commonly, immunosuppression, diabetes mellitus, antibiotic use, or xerostomia (due to lack of protective effects of saliva)

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Eitiology / Causes of Actinic (Solar) Cheilitis

Eitiology / Causes of Actinic (Solar) Cheilitis Chronic, excessive exposure to solar radiation; ultraviolet spectrum (ranging from 290 to 320 nm) most damaging Fair-complexioned people more severely affected than others May progress to cutaneous actinic keratosis and/or squamous cell carcinoma

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