Bowenoid Papulosis

Bowenoid Papulosis

Elsa F. Velazquez, MD

Patchy foci of full thickness keratinocytic atypia are usually seen in bowenoid papulosis. Atypical cells vary from small basaloid to larger and more pleomorphic with koilocytic-like changes image.

Bowenoid papulosis shows atypical keratinocytes throughout the full thickness of the epithelium. There are several mitoses and koilocytic change.



  • Bowenoid papulosis (BP)


  • Multicentric pigmented Bowen disease


  • Multifocal HPV-related, papular, preneoplastic condition affecting anogenital region in sexually active young adults



  • Related to high-risk types of HPV, especially type 16

  • Other types of HPV (18, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 39, 42, 48, 51, 52, 53, and 54) have also been implicated

  • Usually transmitted via sexual contact

Jul 8, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Bowenoid Papulosis

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