2. Symptoms of Hairy Leukoplakia

Fuzzy white patches that look like folds or ridges develop on hairy leukoplakia patches, typically on the sides of the tongue. Hairy leukoplakia is often mistaken for oral thrush, an infection in which creamy white patches that can be wiped away form in the mouth. Oral thrush and hairy leukoplakia are common in individuals with compromised immune systems.

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