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Criteria for Diagnosis of Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with a white lesion of the tongue for the diagnosis of oral hairy leukoplakia.

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
Hematology Oncology
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

K13.3

Description:

Oral hairy leukoplakia is a lesion of the lateral tongue that is typically seen in HIV-positive patients. The lesion usually is white, poorly demarcated, and corrugated ("hairy"). Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) can be demonstrated in the lesions by a number of techniques.

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