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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2005 Sep;53(1):71-3.

Human papillomavirus type 13 infecting the conjunctiva.

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Fundação Centro de Controle de Oncologia (FCECON), Setor de Odontologia, Manaus, AM 69040-010, Brazil.


Focal epithelial hyperplasia (FEH) is a rare infection caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) types 13 or 32 believed to infect exclusively oral mucosa. This report illustrates a case of multiple conjunctival papillomas similar to oral FEH caused by HPV-13, consisting in the first description of its infection outside the oral mucosa in a healthy patient.

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