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Focal epithelial hyperplasia treated with interferon alpha-2a.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12243669     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Focal epithelial hyperplasia (FEH) is an uncommon benign oral condition that occurs mainly in young individuals of certain racial groups. METHODS: A 21-year-old Caucasian man presented with FEH of the oral mucosa. The patient was treated with interferon alpha-2a three times a week for 14 weeks intramuscularly (a total of 162 million units). RESULTS: At 2 months after the end of therapy, the papular lesions showed partial regression. CONCLUSION: This treatment modality should be used in cases with diffuse focal epithelial hyperplasia.
O Köse; A Akar; M Safali; H B Taştan; Z Kurumlu; A R Gür
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of dermatological treatment     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0954-6634     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dermatolog Treat     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-23     Completed Date:  2002-10-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8918133     Medline TA:  J Dermatolog Treat     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, School of Medicine Etlik, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Antiviral Agents / therapeutic use*
Focal Epithelial Hyperplasia / drug therapy*
Interferon Alfa-2a / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antiviral Agents; 76543-88-9/Interferon Alfa-2a

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