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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181cf854c
Instructive Cases

Focal Epithelial Hyperplasia Caused by Human Papillomavirus 13

Saunders, Natasha R. MSc, MD*†; Scolnik, Dennis MSc, MB ChB, DCH, FRCP(C)†‡§; Rebbapragada, Anuradha PhD¶; Koelink, Eric MD*†; Craw, Lindsey MD*†; Roth, Sherryn MD, FRCP(C)∥; Aronson, Leya RN*§; Perusini, Stephen PhD¶; Silverman, Michael S. MD, FRCP, FACP§**

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Abstract

Focal epithelial hyperplasia is a benign, papulo-nodular disease of the oral cavity. It is rare, affecting primarily Native American populations during childhood. It is closely associated with human papillomavirus 13 and 32. This report describes the diagnosis of 2 cases of focal epithelial hyperplasia in children from southern Guyana. The diagnosis was made using clinical criteria, polymerase chain reaction, and DNA sequencing.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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