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Focal epithelial hyperplasia (Heck's disease)
Parichehr Gheliani , Atefe Tavangar , Nakissa Torabinia , Laleh Maleki , Tahereh Nosratzehi
, nosratzehi@yahoo.com
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  Focal epithelial hyperplasia (Heck) is a rare lesion caused by human papilloma virus subtype 13 or 32 and presents as multiple small white or pink papules on the mucosal surface of lips, buccal mucosa and tongue usually seen in children and adolescent of American Indian and Eskimo background. This disease has a genetic basis. The site of new lesions and recurrence are unpredictable. Continued follow up of the patient is often necessary. In this report, a 50-year-old woman is described with benign papillomatous lesions on dorsal surface of tongue for 15 years. [ZJRMS,2011 13(6):40-42]


Keywords: Keywords : Focal epithelial hyperplasia, case report, Heck\'s disease
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* Corresponding Author Address: Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Zahedan, Iran.
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Gheliani P, Tavangar A, Torabinia N, Maleki L, Nosratzehi T. Focal epithelial hyperplasia (Heck's disease). ZJRMS. 2011; 13 (6) :44-46
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