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Hairy leukoplakia

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This is a lesion on the tongue that may be seen in immunocompromised patients.

It appears to be the result of a proliferation of Epstein-Barr virus, possibly associated with Papilloma virus in the superficial layers of the squamous epithelium of the tongue.

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