Disease Information for Leukoplakia, oral

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Oral lesion/ulcer
Oral mucosa white lesions
Oral Mucosal Erosive Lesions
Oral Mucosal Punctate Lesions
Stomatitis Raised Lesions
Tongue lesion/sign
Clinical Presentation & Variations
AIDS with Oral lesions
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Alcoholism/chronic alcoholic
Event, Activity, Behavioral & Seasonal Factors
Lifestyle/Tobacco/cigarette smoking
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Male
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Herpes Simplex Stomatitis
Associated Disease & Complications
Aphthous stomatitis Aphthous oral lesions
Oral leukoplakia
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Jaw/dental/oral/salivary (category)
CLASS/Mouth/oral disorders (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Pre-cancerous condition
Process
PROCESS/Pre-Malignant condition (ex)
PROCESS/Structural/anatomic/foreign body (category)
Definition

A white patch seen on the oral mucosa. It is considered a premalignant condition and is often tobacco-induced. When evidence of Epstein-Barr virus is present, the condition is called hairy leukoplakia (LEUKOPLAKIA, HAIRY).

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