Clinical features of Hairy Leukoplakia

| October 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Clinical features of Hairy Leukoplakia

Usually arises on lateral tongue border
Early lesions are fine, white, vertical streaks with an overall corrugated surface
Later lesions may be thickened to be plaque-like
Extensive lesions can involve dorsum of tongue and buccal mucosa
May serve as a pre-AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) sign
Diagnosis
Incisional biopsy findings show characteristic EBV nuclear inclusions in upper-level keratinocytes

 

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