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October 2005


Arch Dermatol. 2005;141(10):1323-1325. doi:10.1001/archderm.141.10.1323

In this study, we investigated some virologic, immunologic, and clinical parameters of a patient with epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV), an infrequently reported lifelong clinical entity characterized by (1) highly polymorphic cutaneous lesions starting in early childhood with widespread, long-lasting, pityriasis versicolor–like macules and flat, wartlike papules that can undergo malignant transformation; (2) abnormal susceptibility to human papillomavirus infection, which is considered harmless for the general population; and (3) mental retardation in some and immunologic abnormalities in most cases.1,2

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