White lesions are a group of pathological conditions affecting the oralmucosa giving clinically
of the oral epithelium is derived from:1.
in one of these factors causes
of the oralmucosa.
Bluish in color indicating vascular lesion2.
Brownish in color indicating excess melanin3.
Yellowish in color indicating jaundice4.
due to :i.
Thickening of the keratin ,ii.
Epithelial hyperplasia ,iii.
Reduced vascularity of sub adjacent connectivetissuev.
All white lesions are microscopically similar showing 2 mainfeatures:
Increases in the thickness of epithelium through hyperplasia orhypertrophy of epithelium