HPV-related Epidermal Cyst

HPV-related Epidermal Cyst

Elsa F. Velazquez, MD

David Cassarino, MD, PhD



  • Verrucous cyst, epidermoid cyst of the palm and sole


  • Epidermoid cysts associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection


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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