Oral Disease in AIDS: Leukoplakia (2)

Oral Disease in AIDS: Leukoplakia (2)
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This patient presented with signs of early oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL) on the lateral border of the tongue. Being that HIV reduces immunologic activity, the intraoral environment is a prime target for chronic secondary infections and inflammatory processes, including oral hairy leukoplakia, which is due to the Epstein-Barr virus under immunosuppressed condition.

Source: Hardin MD/ University of Iowa

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 - Uploaded at 12.11.2013
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