Given below are the main types of leukoplakia:
In this type of leukoplakia, there is an even and mostly white-colored thin patch formation. This white formation has a smooth or in some cases wrinkled appearance that remains the same throughout its formation.
In this type of leukoplakia, there is a formation of white or white-red irregularly formed patches. Sometimes they can be flat formations and sometimes they can be in the form of nodules. Non-homogenous leukoplakia is seven times more likely to cause cancer than homogenous leukoplakia.
Proliferative Verrucous Leukoplakia
It is a rare and aggressive type of leukoplakia. The presence of Epstein-Barr is responsible for this type of leukoplakia. All the cases of this type of leukoplakia become cancerous at potentially different sites. The rate of recurrence of PVL is also quite high.