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Focal epithelial hyperplasia (Heck's disease): report of a case in a girl of Brazilian Indian descent.
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PMID:  16364096     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Summary. Background. This report describes the case of a patient with focal epithelial hyperplasia (FEH), a rare but distinctive entity of viral aetiology with characteristic clinical and histopathological features. Case report. The condition is usually seen in children and adolescents of American Indian and Eskimo background. Surgical removal of papillomatous lesions is the treatment of choice, either for aesthetic reasons, or when the lesions interfere with function or are readily traumatized. Recurrence and the site of new lesions are unpredictable, and continued review of the patient is often necessary. The patient described here has been followed for 24 months without recurrences or changes in the aspect of the remaining lesions. Conclusion. This case highlights a possible genetic predilection for FEH, since the patient is a descent of a Brazilian Xavante Indian.
W D Martins; A A S de Lima; S Vieira
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of paediatric dentistry / the British Paedodontic Society [and] the International Association of Dentistry for Children     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0960-7439     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Paediatr Dent     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-20     Completed Date:  2006-03-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107511     Medline TA:  Int J Paediatr Dent     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-8     Citation Subset:  D    
Faculty of Dentistry, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR), Av. República do Libano, 462-82520-500, Curitiba, PR, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Focal Epithelial Hyperplasia / diagnosis*,  genetics
Follow-Up Studies
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Gingival Diseases / diagnosis*,  genetics
Indians, South American* / genetics

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