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Leukoplakia, Oral MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Leukoplakia, Oral
Tree Number(s)
C04.588.443.591.545
C04.834.512.513
C07.465.530.545
C23.300.816.513
Unique ID
D007972
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007972
Scope Note
A white patch seen on the oral mucosa. It is considered a premalignant condition and is often tobacco-induced. When evidence of Epstein-Barr virus is present, the condition is called hairy leukoplakia (LEUKOPLAKIA, HAIRY).
Entry Term(s)
Keratosis, Oral
Leukokeratosis, Oral
NLM Classification #
WU 280
Previous Indexing
Leukoplakia (1966-1969)
Mouth Neoplasms (1966-1969)
Public MeSH Note
1972
History Note
1972 (1970)
Date Established
1972/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/06/22
Leukoplakia, Oral Preferred
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