Leukoplakia

Leukoplakia

Leukoplakia are patches on the tongue, in the mouth, or on the inside of the cheek.

Leukoplakia are patches on the tongue, in the mouth, or on the inside of the cheek.

Causes:
Leukoplakia affects the mucus membranes of the mouth. The exact cause is not known. Doctors think it may be due to irritation such as:

Rough teeth
Rough places on dentures, fillings, and crowns
Smoking or other tobacco use (smoker’s keratosis), especially pipes Holding chewing tobacco or snuff in the mouth for a long period of time
Drinking a lot of alcohol
The disorder is most common in elderly persons.

A type of leukoplakia of the mouth called hairy leukoplakia is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. It is seen mostly in persons with HIV/AIDS. It may be one of the first signs of HIV infection. Hairy leukoplakia can also appear in other people whose immune system is not working well, such as after a bone marrow transplant.

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4 thoughts on “Leukoplakia

  1. SERAJUDDIN KHURRAM says:

    I have developed white lesions under my tongue laterally after I fitted denture for my two lower missing teeth. The lesion looks like leukoplakia as I learnt from the net. It is painless and does not seem to be spreading. But I am afraid of its consequences. Kindly suggest remedy.

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