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This image depicts a close intraoral view of a HIV/AIDS-positive patient, who had presented with signs of early oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL) on the lateral border of the tongue. Being that HIV reduces immunologic activity, the intraoral environment is a prime target for chronic secondary infections and inflammatory processes, including oral hairy leukoplakia, which is due to the Epstein-Barr virus under immunosuppressed conditions.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Sol Silverman, Jr., D.D.S./University of California, San Francisco
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Photo Credit: Sol Silverman, Jr., D.D.S.
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