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Image Number 477 (Leukoplakia)

 
Morphology:
Plaque

Diagnosis: Leukoplakia

Site: Mouth

Sex: F

Age: 35

Type: Clinical

Description: Thick white plaques

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Leukoplakia is a potentially pre cancerous condition of oral mucosa caused by chronic irritation.  Smokers, users of smokeless tobacco and betel nut chewers are particularly at increased risk of developing this condition. 

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