An uncommon focal epithelial hyperplasia manifestation
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Focal epithelial hyperplasia is a rare, contagious disease associated with infection of the oral mucosa by human papillomavirus types 13 or 32, characterized by multiple soft papules of the same color as the adjacent normal mucosa. It mainly affects the lower lip, buccal mucosa, and tongue. The purpose of this case report was to describe a rare verrucallesion located in the upper gingiva that was clinically and histologically consistent with focal epithelial hyperplasia.
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Dos Santos-Pinto, Lourdes et al. An uncommon focal epithelial hyperplasia manifestation. Journal of Dentistry for Children, v. 76, n. 3, p. 233-236, 2009. Available at: <http://hdl.handle.net/11449/231219>.