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Focal Epithelial Hyperplasia MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Focal Epithelial Hyperplasia
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Hyperplasia of the mucous membrane of the lips, tongue, and less commonly, the buccal mucosa, floor of the mouth, and palate, presenting soft, painless, round to oval sessile papules about 1 to 4 mm in diameter. The condition usually occurs in children and young adults and has familial predilection, lasting for several months, sometimes years, before running its course. A viral etiology is suspected, the isolated organism being usually the human papillomavirus. (Jablonski, Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry; Belshe, Textbook of Human Virology, 2d ed, p954)
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Focal Epithelial Hyperplasia, Oral
Heck Disease
Heck's Disease
Hyperplasia, Focal Epithelial
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Hyperplasia (1966-1993)
Mouth Diseases (1966-1993)
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Focal Epithelial Hyperplasia Preferred
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