What are the possible complications of hairy leukoplakia?

Updated: Aug 05, 2019
  • Author: James E Cade, DDS; Chief Editor: Jeff Burgess, DDS, MSD  more...
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The complication associated with oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL) is an occasional candidal superinfection, which often results in an uncomfortable glossopyrosis (burning tongue).

Altered taste sensation is a rare complication.

The presence of oral lesions has a significant impact on health-related quality of life, because oral health is associated with physical and mental health. [22]


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