Epidemiologic aspects of epidermodysplasia verruciformis (L-L 1922) in Japan.


A survey of epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV), a skin disease caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), was made by means of a questionnaire sent to 92 university hospitals. Replies were obtained from 68 hospitals (74% recovery) reporting 66 patients. Fewer patients were reported from north-eastern Japan than from south-western Japan. Many EV patients were… (More)