hairy leukoplakia

noun

Medical Definition of hairy leukoplakia

: a condition that affects the mouth and especially the edges of the tongue, is characterized by poorly demarcated white raised lesions with a corrugated appearance, is caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus, and is associated with HIV infection and AIDS

called also oral hairy leukoplakia

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“Hairy leukoplakia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hairy%20leukoplakia. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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