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Hairy Leukoplakia

Hairy Leukoplakia

Title:
Hairy Leukoplakia

Description:
Hairy Leukoplakia (Loo-ko-PLAY-key-uh) is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. These white patches do not wipe away; they are sometimes very thick and “hairlike.” They usually appear on the side of the tongue or sometimes inside the cheeks and lower lip.

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NIDCR publication: Mouth Problems + HIV

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This page last updated: January 06, 2014