Epidermodysplasia verruciformis: a rare case presentation

Kumar Prateek, Shyam Sundar Chaudhary, Sonal Sachan, Yuvraj Sahu, Pooja Choubey

Abstract


Epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV) is a rare genodermatosis characterized by a unique susceptibility to cutaneous infection by a group of phylogenetically related human papilloma viruses (HPVs). These patients show a defect in cell-mediated immunity specific toward the causative HPVs that leads to lifelong disease. The defect is usually inherited as autosomal recessive trait and presents clinically with plane warts, pityriasis versicolor-like lesions and reddish verrucous plaques. Dysplastic and malignant changes in the form of actinic keratoses, Bowen's disease and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are common but metastasis occurs rarely. A totally effective treatment against EV is as yet highly desirable. We report a case of EDV in a 13-year-old female patient with confluent wart like lesions, pityriasis versicolor like lesions and reddish plaques. The case is being reported in view of rarity of disease.

 


Keywords


Epidermodysplasia verruciformis, human papilloma virus

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