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This HIV-positive patient presented with signs of oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL) on the lateral border of his tongue. Being that HIV reduces immunologic activity, the intraoral environment is a prime target for chronic secondary infections and inflammatory processes, including OHL, which is due to the Epstein-Barr virus under such immunosuppressed conditions.
Content Providers(s): CDC/ Sol Silverman, Jr., D.D.S., University of California, San Francisco
Retroviridae Infections, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
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