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White Lesion Of the Oral Mucosa Part 5

PREDISPOSING FACTORS
Candidal infection, with the exception of neonates , usually does not become evident in healthy persons.
Intact mucous membranes prevent candidal infection.
When host’s local or systemic defence mechanism are weak, commensal or acquired candidal organism becomes pathogenic.

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White Lesion Of the Oral Mucosa Part 2

REACTIVE & INFLAMMATORY WHITE LESIONS

LINEA ALBA (WHITE LINE)
Horizontal streak on the buccal mucosa at the level of the occlusal plane extending from the commissure to the posterior teeth
Common finding
Most likely associated with pressure, frictional irritation, or sucking trauma from the facial surfaces of the teeth
Present in about 13% of the population in one study.

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