How is oral hairy leukoplakia diagnosed in early symptomatic HIV infection?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: Robert J Carpenter, DO, AAHIVS, FACP; Chief Editor: John Bartlett, MD  more...
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Oral hairy leukoplakia is typically diagnosed based on clinical appearance. Biopsy tissue findings reveal epithelial hyperplasia with protruding hairs and minimal inflammation. EBV can be visualized with electron microscopy, immunofluorescence, or Southern blot analysis. See Hairy Leukoplakia for more details.


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