|leukoplakia||Oral leukoplakia is an oral potentially malignant disorder that presents as white patches of the oral mucosa that cannot be wiped off with a gauze
TX: Biopsy and surgical excision, destructive therapies (eg, laser ablation, cryosurgery), medical therapies (eg, retinoids, vitamin A, carotenoids, NSAIDs), and watchful waiting with close clinical and histologic follow-up
Oral hairy leukoplakia is a separate disorder that is not premalignant. It is an Epstein-Barr virus-induced lesion that occurs almost entirely in HIV-infected patients.
TX: Unlikely to progress to squamous cell carcinoma