Differential Diagnosis of Leukoplakia

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 microscopic heterogeneity within a single lesion.

Category: Differential Diagnosis

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