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April 1984

Bowenoid Papulosis: Demonstration of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) With Anti-HPV Immune Serum

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology, Pellegrin Hospital, Bordeaux, France (Drs Guillet, Braun, Aftimos, Geniaux, and Texier) and Morvan Hospital, Brest, France (Dr Massé).

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(4):514-516. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650400096022

• Two cases of bowenoid papulosis (BP) occurred. The presence of human papillomavirus was demonstrated in one patient. In the other patient, condyloma acuminatum developed after initial spontaneous improvement in his lesions. The discovery of a possible oncogenic virus in BP and the epidemiologic behavior of carcinoma in situ and multicentric carcinomas suggest the need for a very careful follow-up evaluation of such lesions. Bowenoid papulosis may be a chronic dysplasia with a variable long-term prognosis linked to a cocarcinogenic factor.

(Arch Dermatol 1984;120:514-516)

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