Focal epithelial hyperplasia (Heck's disease)

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Parichehr Gheliani 1 , Atefe Tavangar 2 , Nakissa Torabinia 3 , Laleh Maleki 4 , Tahereh Nosratzehi 5 , *

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Associate Professor of Oral Medicine, Torabinejad Research Center, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Isfahan, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine, Torabinejad Research Center, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Isfahan, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor of Oral Pathology, Torabinejad Research Center, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Isfahan, Iran.

4 Resident of Oral Pathology, Torabinejad Research Center, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Isfahan, Iran.

5 Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Zahedan, Iran.

How to Cite: Gheliani P, Tavangar A, Torabinia N, Maleki L, Nosratzehi T . Focal epithelial hyperplasia (Heck's disease), Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2011 ; 13(6):e93837.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 13 (6); e93837
Published Online: April 07, 2011
Article Type: Case Report
Received: November 27, 2010
Accepted: December 21, 2010

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CHEKING

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Abstract

  Focal epithelial hyperplasia (Heck) is a rare lesion caused by human papilloma virus subtype 13 or 32 and presents as multiple small white or pink papules on the mucosal surface of lips, buccal mucosa and tongue usually seen in children and adolescent of American Indian and Eskimo background. This disease has a genetic basis. The site of new lesions and recurrence are unpredictable. Continued follow up of the patient is often necessary. In this report, a 50-year-old woman is described with benign papillomatous lesions on dorsal surface of tongue for 15 years.

Keywords

Focal epithelial hyperplasia case report Heck's disease

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