Oral Hairy Leukoplakia in Healthy, Immunocompetent Individuals

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/322782
Title:
Oral Hairy Leukoplakia in Healthy, Immunocompetent Individuals
Authors:
Galvin, S; Healy, CM
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jun-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/322782
Abstract:
OHL, first described in 1981 and caused by the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), presents as white, shaggy, non-removable plaques, typically on the lateral borders of the tongue 5 . It was initially considered pathognomic of HIV infection and latterly of immunosuppression. However more recently it is increasingly being reported as a complication of localised immunosuppression with topical or inhaled steroids 7-9 . Rare cases have also been documented in HIV negative individuals with no underlying history of topical or systemic immunosuppression 3,4,8,9 . It has been postulated that age may be a factor in some of these cases and chronic reactivation of EBV has been found to be related to aging 10 .
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
DENTAL HEALTH

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGalvin, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHealy, CMen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-10T11:31:40Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-10T11:31:40Z-
dc.date.issued2014-06-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/322782-
dc.description.abstractOHL, first described in 1981 and caused by the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), presents as white, shaggy, non-removable plaques, typically on the lateral borders of the tongue 5 . It was initially considered pathognomic of HIV infection and latterly of immunosuppression. However more recently it is increasingly being reported as a complication of localised immunosuppression with topical or inhaled steroids 7-9 . Rare cases have also been documented in HIV negative individuals with no underlying history of topical or systemic immunosuppression 3,4,8,9 . It has been postulated that age may be a factor in some of these cases and chronic reactivation of EBV has been found to be related to aging 10 .en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectDENTAL HEALTHen_GB
dc.titleOral Hairy Leukoplakia in Healthy, Immunocompetent Individualsen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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