Human papillomaviruses of the mucosal type are present in some cases of extragenital Bowen's disease.

@article{Zheng2005HumanPO,
  title={Human papillomaviruses of the mucosal type are present in some cases of extragenital Bowen's disease.},
  author={Shuyun Zheng and Ayumi Adachi and Masashi Shimizu and S Shibata and Satoshi Yasue and Akihiro Sakakibara and Makoto Sugiura and Tetsuro Nagasaka and Yasushi Tomita},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={152 6},
  pages={1243-7}
}
BACKGROUND Bowen's disease in the genital area is generally considered to be caused by mucosal high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs). However, the detection rate and spectrum of HPVs in extragenital Bowen's disease are various and it is not clear to what extent HPV is involved in its pathogenesis. OBJECTIVES To assess the degree of association of HPV in extragenital cases by examining detection rates, types, quantities and localization of HPV. METHODS A polymerase chain reaction (PCR… CONTINUE READING

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