|Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal|
September, 2011, Vol. 13, No. 3
CLINICAL CASE REPORTS
© 2011 Stomatologija
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Focal epithelial hyperplasia: Case report
Alina Puriene, Arunas Rimkevicius, Mindaugas Gaigalas
The purpose of the present article is to present a 15 year-old patient with focal epithelial hyperplasia and to review the references on the subject-related etiological, pathological, diagnostic and treatment aspects. Focal epithelial hyperplasia is a rare human papilloma virus (HPV) related to oral lesion with very low frequency within our population. Surgical treatment with a biopsy was performed, acanthosis and parakeratosis are consistent histopathological features, since the patient had no history of sexual contact and HIV infection, the virus was probably acquired from environmental sources.
Key words: focal epithelial hyperplasia, heck's disease, oral mucosa, papilloma virus.
Received: 05 05 2011
Accepted for publishing: 23 09 2011
*Institute of Odontology, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
Alina Puriene* D.D.S., PhD, prof.
Arunas Rimkevicius* D.D.S.
Mindaugas Gaigalas* D.D.S.
Address correspondence to Prof. Alina Puriene Zalgiris Clinic Vilnius University Hospital, Zalgirio 117, LT-08217 Vilnius, Lithuania.
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