Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of hairy leukoplakia?

Updated: Aug 05, 2019
  • Author: James E Cade, DDS; Chief Editor: Jeff Burgess, DDS, MSD  more...
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Also consider the following:

  • Geographic tongue
  • Frictional keratosis
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Lichen planus
  • Tobacco-associated leukoplakia
  • Pseudo–hairy leukoplakia
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)–induced neoplasia
  • Syphilitic mucous patch
  • Idiopathic leukoplakia
  • White sponge nevus
  • Hyperplastic candidiasis

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