Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Print version ISSN 1413-8670
PEREIRA, Claudio Maranhão et al. Oral HPV infection in a bone marrow transplantation patient: a case report with atypical clinical presentation and unexpected outcome. Braz J Infect Dis [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.1, pp.89-91. ISSN 1413-8670. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-86702010000100018.
HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) is one of the most prevalent infections worlwide. Oral HPV infection may be associated with different diseases of oral cavitie. Although oral HPV infection occurs frequently, it rarely causes lesions. An increased rate of oral HPV-induced lesions is observed in people with an impaired immune system. The most common conditions induced by oral HPV infection are focal epithelial hyperplasia, oral condylomas and oral papillomas. We reported a case of oral HPV lesion in a bone marrow transplantation patient with atypical clinical presentation and unexpected outcome.
Keywords : HPV; bone marrow transplantation; leukemia.