Leukoplakia: A Comprehensive Review

  • Nitish Bhat Registrar, Department of Oral Pathology, Indira Gandhi Govt. Dental College, Jammu, Jammu, and Kashmir, India
  • Kalpna Thakur Lecturer, Oral Pathology and Microbiology, HP Govt. Dental College (IGMC), Shimla (HP), India
  • Lucky Jindal MDS, Department of Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, JCD Dental College, Sirsa, Haryana, India
  • Hemwati Nandan Senior Resident, Department of Dentistry, All India Institute of Medical Science, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.
  • Farheen Arzoo Dental Surgeon, Kolkata, India
Keywords: Leukoplakia, Potentially malignant disorder, White Patch


Leukoplakia is a potentially malignant disorder of the oral mucosa. It usually presents as a white patch in the oral cavity. The term leukoplakia represents a clinical entity and should preferably be used only for provisional diagnosis and not after histopathology. There are various terminologies and definitions associated with leukoplakia since past times. In this article, we have reviewed the literature to provide a comprehensive update on leukoplakia.


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Bhat, N., Thakur, K., Jindal, L., Nandan, H., & Arzoo, F. (2020). Leukoplakia: A Comprehensive Review. Asian Pacific Journal of Health Sciences, 7(2), 33-35. https://doi.org/10.21276/apjhs.2020.7.2.8