Journal article

HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS TYPE-6-INDUCED CONDYLOMATA - AN UNUSUAL COMPLICATION OF INTERTRIGO

JA YELL, R SINCLAIR, S MANN, K FLEMING, TJ RYAN

BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY | BLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD | Published : 1993

Abstract

A 79-year-old virgo intacta presented with a 20-year-history of intertrigo, and a 3-month history of superimposed warty masses beneath both breasts and in the groin and perianal areas. There was no evidence of immunosuppression. Histology of the warty lesions showed squamous papillomata, with evidence of wart virus infection. Human papillomavirus (HPV) type 6 was identified by in situ DNA hybridization, in the submammary lesions. This is an unusual manifestation of both intertrigo and wart virus infection. HPV-6 is classically found in anogenital warts. We assume that these warts were acquired by a non-venereal route and/or by congenital infection some 78 years ago. We suggest that it is the..

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