[Focal epithelial hyperplasia: first cases in Switzerland and review of the literature]

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Source
Dermatologica. 1985;171(5):308-15
Publication Type
Article
Date
1985
Author
J. Samson
G. Fiore-Donno
N. Avizara
Source
Dermatologica. 1985;171(5):308-15
Date
1985
Language
French
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
English Abstract
Female
Humans
Hyperplasia - pathology
Male
Microscopy, Electron
Middle Aged
Mouth Diseases - epidemiology - etiology - pathology
Mouth Mucosa - pathology
Papillomavirus - isolation & purification
Switzerland
Tumor Virus Infections - epidemiology - pathology
Abstract
Three cases of 'focal epithelial hyperplasia' (FEH) of the oral mucosa observed for the first time in Switzerland are reported. The patients were of Turkish and North African extraction. The lesions of FEH were multiple, painless, located at various sites of the oral mucosa including the tongue, in the form of either soft papules or hard nodules. Evidence of a human papilloma virus origin was ascertained. Among the 1,067 cases reported in the literature and reviewed for this study, this condition has been described to occur among American Indians, Eskimos and Cape Coloureds; also in Israeli and European cases the disorder was often reported in individuals of Turkish or North African extraction.
PubMed ID
3000842 View in PubMed
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