hairy leukoplakia


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Related to hairy leukoplakia: lichen planus, Kaposi Sarcoma, Oral candidiasis

hair·y leu·ko·pla·ki·a

a white lesion appearing on the tongue, occasionally on the buccal mucosa, of patients with AIDS; a manifestation of Epstein-Barr virus infection in an immunocompromised host. The lesion appears raised, with a corrugated, shaggy, or "hairy" surface due to keratin projections.

hairy leukoplakia

a form of leukoplakia characterized by a white plaque that is markedly folded in appearance or smooth and is often visible on one or both lateral borders of the tongue. It is associated with severe immunodeficiency, occurs in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients, and is believed to result from the Epstein-Barr virus. It has a high correlation with progression from herpes zoster virus infection to AIDS.
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Hairy leukoplakia
An Epstein-Barr-associated condition seen in HIV infection, which is characterised by a condyloma-like tongue mass—75% of patients have HPV, 95% have EBV—in epithelial cell nuclei preceding the onset of clinical AIDS

hairy leukoplakia

Oral pathology An EBV-associated condition seen in HIV infection, characterized by a condyloma-like tongue mass–75% have HPV, 95% have EBV in epithelial cell nuclei preceding clinical AIDS. See AIDS.

hair·y leu·ko·pla·ki·a

(hār'ē lū'kō-plā'kē-ă)
A white lesion appearing on the tongue or buccal mucosa of immunocompromised patients; the lesion appears raised, with a corrugated or "hairy" surface. Seen in patients with HIV/AIDS, it has been associated with Epstein-Barr virus. Condition is usually benign and subsides with therapy.
See also: leukoplakia

hair·y leu·ko·pla·ki·a

(hār'ē lū'kō-plā'kē-ă)
White raised lesion seen on tongue, occasionally on buccal mucosa, in an immunocompromised host.
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49%), enlargement of Oral candidiasis and the parotid glands hairy leukoplakia were (13%), oral positive predictors candidiasis (11%), for progression of the hairy leukoplakia disease.
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Regression of oral hairy leukoplakia after orally administered acyclovir therapy.
Pseudomembranous candidiasis was the most common lesion detected in 21,9% of patients (tongue, soft palate and cheeks), ulcers 14,1% (cheek, tongue and lips), erytematous candidiasis in 10,1% (soft palate), angular queilitis in 10,1% and oral hairy leukoplakia in 7%.
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In May 1995, at his first dental visit since 1988, gingivitis and oral hairy leukoplakia were diagnosed.
As the CD4 count begins to drop, an infected person may develop thrush, oral hairy leukoplakia, herpes zoster (shingles), or idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.