Oral hairy leukoplakia: a clinical indicator of immunosuppression

Kreuter, Alexander; Wieland, Ulrike
May 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/17/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 8, p932
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 29-year-old man with non-painful white lesions located on his tongue. Clinical examination of the patient showed bilateral corrugated, adherent plaques on the dorsal tongue surfaces and testing for HIV was positive. The patient underwent a highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), and all lesions had completely resolved after 10 weeks. Furthermore, a discussion of the mucosal disease oral hairy leukoplakia is presented.


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