Human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated trilateral squamous neoplasia in immunocompetent individual

Alfonso Iovieno, Simonetta Piana, Laura Chiesi, Cristina Fodero, Luigi Fontana

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Purpose: To describe a case of bilateral conjunctival and cervical human papillomavirus (HPV)-related squamous neoplasia. Case description: A healthy immunocompetent 55-year-old lady came to our attention for prosecution of care of a right recurrent conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma. Upon examination, she was found disease-free in the right eye but displayed a left conjunctival intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN grade I) and low-grade cervical squamous dysplasia. HPV infection with genotypes 16 (right eye), 11 and 39 (left eye) and 39 (uterine cervix) was also detected. Conclusion: Simultaneous uterine and conjunctival HPV-related squamous neoplasia can occur in immunocompetent individuals. Auto-inoculation and repeated exposure to HPV could explain coexistence of different genotypes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Ophthalmology
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jun 6 2017


  • Conjunctiva
  • HPV
  • Neoplasia
  • OSSN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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