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Case 2: Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

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A It occurs in approximately 5% of persons infected with hepatitis C virus (who are not co-infected with HIV).

This answer is incorrect. Although reports have documented rare cases of oral hairy leukoplakia in persons without HIV infection, this disorder has rarely, if ever, has been observed in HIV-negative persons infected with hepatitis C virus. Oral lichen planus, however, has been suggested to occur more frequently in patients with hepatitis C.

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B It is caused by infection with human herpes virus type 8 (HHV-8).
C It is caused by infection with Epstein-Barr virus.
D Approximately 15% of lesions develop into premalignant lesions that require surgical removal.

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