HPV-related Epidermal Cyst



HPV-related Epidermal Cyst


Elsa F. Velazquez, MD

David Cassarino, MD, PhD








TERMINOLOGY


Synonyms



  • Verrucous cyst, epidermoid cyst of the palm and sole


Definitions



  • Epidermoid cysts associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection


ETIOLOGY/PATHOGENESIS


Infectious Agents



  • Human papillomaviruses (HPV)



    • Verrucous cysts have been reported to be associated with HPV-20 and -34 (epidermodysplasia verruciformis strains)


    • Epidermoid cyst of the palm and sole mainly associated with HPV-60 and -57



      • Traumatic implantation of HPV-infected epidermis (or perhaps eccrine ducts) into dermis

Jul 8, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on HPV-related Epidermal Cyst
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