HAIRY LEULOPLAKIA

Benign lesion, usually asymptomatic, associated with HIV immunosuppression, and linked to Epstein Barr Virus
infection

Clinical features

  • Adherent white, corrugated plaque, usually found bilaterally on the borders of the tongue

MANAGEMENT

  • Podophyllin resin 25%: Apply to lesion once weekly if necessary
  • Manage HIV infection as per national guidelines