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5 Possible Causes for Hyperkeratosis of Lateral Border of Tongue

  • Hairy Leukoplakia

    Hairy leukoplakia almost always occurs on the lateral borders of the tongue and manifests histologically as hyperkeratosis, hyperparakeratosis, or acanthosis of the oral mucosa[pathwaymedicine.org] Mild oral hairy leukoplakia of the lateral border of the right side of tongue in a 44-year-old HIV-seropositive female.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Hairy Leukoplakia, also known as Oral Hairy Leukoplakia, refers to a characteristic lesion of the tongue which manifests grossly as white patches with a corrugated ('hairy[pathwaymedicine.org]

  • White Sponge Nevus

    Erythema migrans (geographic tongue, benign migratory glossitis) Multiple red patches with irregular yellow-white border; dorsal lateral tongue; lesions migrate; usually asymptomatic[dentalcare.com] Hyperkeratosis May resolve spontaneously.[dentalcare.com]

  • Leukoplakia

    ‘Hairy leukoplakia typically presents as bilateral corrugated, painless white thickening found on the lateral borders of the tongue, sometimes with hairy projections.’[en.oxforddictionaries.com] ‘Most leukoplakias are caused by hyperkeratosis or a thickening of the outer keratin layer.’[en.oxforddictionaries.com]

  • Orofacial Dyskinesia

    The lateral borders of her tongue exhibited hyperkeratosis, presumable resulting from her frictional abrasion against her tongue rolling and protrusion.[medcraveonline.com] The intra oral examination exhibited peculiar smacking of her lips and protruding of her tongue. There was no infection; her lips and tongue were tender to palpation.[medcraveonline.com]

  • Gingival Fibromatosis-Progressive Deafness Syndrome

    It is almost always situated on the lateral border of the tongue. 5.[quizlet.com] Hyperkeratosis is usually a reaction to repeated micro trauma and irritants such as smoking or alcohol intake. 1. Hairy leukoplakia denotes immunocompromise. 3.[quizlet.com]

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