Saturday, December 3, 2011

Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis

Epidermodysplasia verruciformis (also called Lewandowsky-Lutz dysplasia or Lutz-Lewandowsky epidermodysplasia verruciformis) is an extremely rare autosomal recessive genetic hereditary skin disorder associated with a high risk of carcinom of the skin. It is characterized by abnormal susceptibility to human papilloma viruses(HPV's) of the skin. The resulting uncontrolled HPV infections result in the growth of sclay macules and papules, particularly on the hands and feet.

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