Seborrheic keratoses of black patients with epidermodysplasia verruciformis contain human papillomavirus DNA.

Epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV) is a rare disease characterized by a generalized cutaneous infection with human papillomaviruses (HPVs) and a propensity for transformation of the lesions to squamous cell carcinomas on sun-exposed areas of the skin. Black-skinned patients with EV have a much lower incidence of skin cancer. Nine of 32 black African… CONTINUE READING