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Human Papilloma Virus-Associated Lips Verrucous Carcinoma in HIV-Infected Male.

Authors
  • De Socio, Giuseppe Vittorio1
  • Bidovanets, Olena1, 2
  • Tomassini, Gian Marco3
  • Fanelli, Luca4
  • Simonetti, Stefano3
  • 1 1 Department of Infectious Diseases, "Santa Maria della Misericordia" Hospital, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy. , (Italy)
  • 2 2 Department of Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology and Dermatovenerology I. Ya. Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University, Ternopil, Ukraine. , (Ukraine)
  • 3 3 Department of Dermatology, "Santa Maria della Misericordia" Hospital, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy. , (Italy)
  • 4 4 Residential Care Facility, "D. Dante Savini", Perugia, Italy. , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (JIAPAC)
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2017
Volume
16
Issue
4
Pages
324–326
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/2325957417711255
PMID: 28565927
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, widely known as the necessary cause of cervical cancer, has been established as a major etiologic factor for head and neck cancer (HNC). HIV-infected individuals are at higher risk of HPV-associated cancers than the general population. We describe a 45-year-old man with HIV and HPV coinfection, who presented progressively enlarging verrucous neoformations of the lips. The final diagnosis of verrucous carcinoma was delayed. Early detection of HPV lesions in oral mucosa and HPV screening activities could be important in improving the diagnostic sensitivity for the HIV-infected patients with oral cancer.

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