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Focal Epithelial Hyperplasia

Hyperplasia of the mucous membrane of the lips, tongue, and less commonly, the buccal mucosa, floor of the mouth, and palate, presenting soft, painless, round to oval sessile papules about 1 to 4 mm in diameter. The condition usually occurs in children and young adults and has familial predilection, lasting for several months, sometimes years, before running its course. A viral etiology is suspected, the isolated organism being usually the human papillomavirus. (Jablonski, Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry; Belshe, Textbook of Human Virology, 2d ed, p954)

Year introduced: 1994

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Tree Number(s): C07.465.342

MeSH Unique ID: D017573

Entry Terms:

  • Epithelial Hyperplasia, Focal
  • Epithelial Hyperplasias, Focal
  • Focal Epithelial Hyperplasias
  • Hyperplasias, Focal Epithelial
  • Heck Disease
  • Disease, Heck
  • Hyperplasia, Focal Epithelial
  • Focal Epithelial Hyperplasia, Oral
  • Heck's Disease
  • Disease, Heck's
  • Hecks Disease

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