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European Journal of Dermatology


HPV5b variant in a neoplastic lesion of an Italian patient affected by epidermodysplasia verruciformis Volume 11, numéro 6, November - December 2001

Laboratory of Cutaneous Histopathology, Institute of Dermatology S. Maria and San Gallicano, Via Chianesi, 53, 00144 Rome, Italy.
  • Page(s) : 572-5
  • Année de parution : 2001

Epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV) is a rare dermatosis that is associated with cutaneous cancers in about half of the patients [1]. EV can be defined as a genetic disorder that determines a lifelong infection of the skin by human Papillomaviruses (HPV) [2]. The EV-HPVs are harmless for the general population and have been found in skin cancers of immunosuppressed patients [3]. These findings suggest that defective immune surveillance [...]