Leukoedema: a review of the literature.

  title={Leukoedema: a review of the literature.},
  author={Jennifer L. Martin},
  journal={Journal of the National Medical Association},
  volume={84 11},
Leukoedema, a grayish-white lesion of the oral mucosa in humans, was once thought to be a probable precursor to leukoplakia. Clinical examination differentiates leukoedema from leukoplakia, lichen planus, white sponge nevus, and pathomimia morsicatio buccarum. Prevalence rates vary greatly in different countries and in different ethnic groups. For many years, leukoedema was alleged to occur only in adult populations until Martin and Crump found this lesion in children and youth. There is a… CONTINUE READING
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