Dermatol Online J 2017 Sep 15;23(9). Epub 2017 Sep 15.
Laboratory of Virology, Institute of Tropical Medicine of São Paulo, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil 2 Department of Stomatology, Division of General Pathology, School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. br.
Background: Oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL) is a benign lesion caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) replication in the oral epithelium affecting the borders of the tongue. It is strongly associated with immunosuppression, especially in HIV+ adults but is uncommon in pediatric population. The aim of the study is to show the importance of the correct diagnosis of OHL and its influence on HIV treatment. Read More