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J Am Acad Dermatol. 2004 Nov;51(5 Suppl):S190-3.

Disseminated human papillomavirus type 11 infection in a patient with pemphigus vulgaris: confirmed by DNA analysis.

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Department of Dermatology, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan.

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  • J Am Acad Dermatol. 2004 Dec;51(6):1040.


Depending on the type of epithelium infected, human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are often subclassified as "cutaneous" or "mucosal" types of HPV. HPV type 11 is a mucosal type of virus and infects the genital tract or larynx. Disseminated HPV-11 infection involving multiple body sites in cases of pemphigus vulgaris (PV) has not been reported. We report here an unusual case of severe pemphigus vulgaris associated with disseminated HPV-11 infection on the arms, hands, axillae, chest, abdomen, and both thighs from the genital area, confirmed by the same DNA sequence.

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