Hairy leukoplakia is characterized by a white patch on the side of the tongue with a corrugated or hairy appearance. It occurs in immunodeficient people, particularly in HIV infection. The cause of the condition is an opportunistic infection by the Epstein-Barr virus.
Forum on HIV and Oral Health
Information resources on hairy leukoplakia (HK) and other oral conditions, including FAQs, from The Body.
NHS Choices: Leukoplakia
Information on this condition and its more aggressive form, hairy leukoplakia, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, risks and treatment.
Patient UK: Leukoplakia
Provides information on this condition and on hairy leukoplakia, including its epidemiology, presentation, investigation, management and prognosis.
Last update:July 2, 2015 at 22:18:16 UTC