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Oral Erythroplakia

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Oral Erythroplakia, Erythroplakia, Speckled Leukoplakia

  • Epidemiology
  1. Less common than Leukoplakia
  2. More predictive of neoplasm than Leukoplakia
    1. 90% of early carcinomas appear as Erythroplakia
  1. Red, velvet-like lesion
  2. Speckled Leukoplakia may also be present
    1. White patches on periphery of Erythroplakia
  • Differential Diagnosis
  1. Epithelial dysplasia
  2. Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Management
  1. Biopsy if persists >2 weeks
  • Prevention