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


 (lo͞o′kə-plā′kē-ə) also leu·co·pla·ki·a (lo͞o′kə-plā′kē-ə)
An abnormal condition characterized by white spots or patches on mucous membranes, especially of the mouth and vulva. Also called leukoplasia.

[New Latin : leuko- + Greek plax, plak-, flat area; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]




(Pathology) pathol white patches or plaques occurring on mucous membranes, esp of the mouth or vulva


or leu•co•pla•ki•a

(ˌlu kəˈpleɪ ki ə)

a condition marked by one or more white patches on a mucous membrane, as of the tongue or cheek, usu. benign.
[1880–85; < Greek leuko- leuko- + plak-, s. of pláx flat surface, taken as “tongue” + -ia -ia; leukoplasia for earlier leucoplacia, as if formed with -plasia]


n. leucoplasia, áreas de color opaco en la membrana mucosa de la lengua gen. de carácter precanceroso.


n leucoplasia, manchas blancas en la boca o lengua; oral hairy — leucoplasia vellosa oral
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A wide variety of oral lesions in HIV-infected pediatric patients are reported in the literature, such as: candidiasis (8,10-12), gingivitis (12-14), oral hairy leukoplakia (9,13),Kaposi's sarcoma (5,10,15), parotid enlargement (1,4,14,16), herpes simplex (1,2).
In fact, he had secretly seen a doctor in the city some weeks earlier suffering from a white lesion on his tongue (likely to be hairy leukoplakia, one of the first signs of HIV infection) and this points to the period between 26th July and 13th August 1982 when Freddie contracted HIV during a break in the tour in New York.
The most common benign oral lesions in kidney transplant recipients are gingival hyperplasia, oral candidiasis, hairy leukoplakia and saburral tongue.
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is given to the HIV/AIDS patients and the frequency of the oral lesions especially oral candidiasis, necrotizing periodontal conditions, Kaposi sarcoma, oral hairy leukoplakia and recurrent oral ulcers has been reported to be decreased after this treatment due to reconstitution of the immune system.
EBV is present in Hairy Leukoplakia in all parts of the world.
Oral conditions that have been associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection include ANUG/ANUP, recurrent candidiasis, and oral hairy leukoplakia (FIGURE 19).
6) The prevalence of pseudomembranous candidiasis, erythematous candidiasis, HIV associated periodontal diseases and hairy leukoplakia is lower in some regions in the presence of HAART.
Oral hairy leukoplakia (HL), which presents as a nonmovable, corrugated or "hairy" white lesion on the lateral margins of the tongue, occurs in all risk groups for HIV infections, although less commonly in children than in adults.
The presence of oral candidosis, melanonychia, generalised lymphadenopathy, wasting, Molluscum contagiosum lesions, and hairy leukoplakia are important clinical features to look for in the HIV-positive patient.
We report the case of a 31-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus who was found to have oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL).
This can easily be treated with Nystatin lozenges available from your pharmacy; * Hairy leukoplakia - this is a common oral condition and appears as white lesions on the tongue (sometimes it can be the first sign of HIV); * Menopausal changes - some women find fluctuating hormone levels during menopause can bring about a condition known as burning tongue.