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Vol. 71, No. 10
ISSN: 1488-2159
November 2005


Extensive Focal Epithelial Hyperplasia: Case Report


• Braz Campos Durso, DDS, MSD •
• José Marcelo Vargas Pinto, DDS •
• Jacks Jorge Jr, DDS, PhD •
• Oslei Paes de Almeida, DDS, PhD •

A b s t r a c t

Focal epithelial hyperplasia (FEH) is a rare benign lesion caused by human papillomavirus
subtype 13 or 32. The condition occurs in numerous populations and ethnic groups.
A higher incidence in close communities and among family members indicates infectious
pathogenesis. A 21-year-old woman with FEH is described, in whom the lesions had
persisted for 10 years. A literature review is also presented, with emphasis on manifestations
in the oral mucosa and histopathological features.


MeSH Key Words: case report; focal epithelial hyperplasia; papillomavirus, human
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