European Journal of Dermatology


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

Department of Skin and Venereal Diseases, Medical School, University of Ioannina, 451 10 Ioannina, Greece.
  • Page(s) : 395-7
  • Année de parution : 2000

Focal epithelial hyperplasia (FEH) of the oral mucosa (Heck disease) has been observed among American Indians and less frequently in Eskimos from Greenland and Alaska. On the contrary, isolated cases have been reported among Caucasians in the rest of the world. This prevalence of the disease seems to be of genetic predisposition [1-4]. The cause of the disease is a human papilloma virus (HPV) [5-7] and in the majority of the cases DNA of [...]