European Journal of Dermatology


Oral focal epithelial hyperplasia Volume 10, issue 5, July - August 2000


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Department of Skin and Venereal Diseases, Medical School, University of Ioannina, 451 10 Ioannina, Greece.

Focal epithelial hyperplasia (FEH) or Heck disease, is a rare viral infection of the oral mucosa caused by HPV 13 or HPV 32. In Caucasians there have been only a few cases reported. We present the first case in Greece in a young Caucasian girl in which HPV 13 was detected with PCR analysis. The patient was successfully treated with CO2 laser.