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Hairy leukoplakia

Hairy leukoplakia: Introduction

Hairy leukoplakia: Hairy leukoplakia is a precancerous lesion or sore that has a whitish, hair-like appearance and develops in the mouth or on female genitals in response to chronic irritation. See detailed information below for a list of 4 causes of Hairy leukoplakia, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Hairy leukoplakia:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Hairy leukoplakia. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Hairy leukoplakia: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Hairy leukoplakia, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Hairy leukoplakia Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Hairy leukoplakia may include:

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Hairy leukoplakia: Animations


Hairy leukoplakia: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Hairy leukoplakia may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Hairy leukoplakia: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Hairy leukoplakia

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Causes of Hairy leukoplakia listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Hairy leukoplakia as a symptom include:

Definitions of Hairy leukoplakia:

An epithelial hyperplasia of the oral mucosa associated with Epstein-Barr virus and found almost exclusively in persons with HIV infection. The lesion consists of a white patch that is often corrugated or hairy. --2004
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Detailed list of causes of Hairy leukoplakia

The list below shows some of the causes of Hairy leukoplakia mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Hairy leukoplakia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hairy leukoplakia. Of the 4 causes of Hairy leukoplakia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 2 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hairy leukoplakia:

The following list of conditions have 'Hairy leukoplakia' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Hairy leukoplakia Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hairy leukoplakia based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

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    Classifications of Hairy leukoplakia:

    Medical Conditions associated with Hairy leukoplakia:

    Tongue symptoms (430 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Mucus membrane symptoms (832 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

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