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June 1988

Human Papillomavirus Type 2-Associated Basal Cell Carcinoma in Two Immunosuppressed Patients

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Warsaw School of Medicine (Drs Obałek, Jabłońska, and Szymańczyk), and the Unité des Papillomavirus, Institut Pasteur, Paris (Drs Favre and Orth).

Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(6):930-934. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670060076021

† Human papillomavirus-2 genomes were detected by molecular hybridization in two cases of basal cell carcinomas that developed in immunosuppressed individuals. This form of human papillomavirus is usually responsible for common warts in the general population. Although it does not appear to have oncogenic potential, it may be, in some cases, associated with cutaneous malignancy.

(Arch Dermatol 1988;124:930-934)