Background. Inverted follicular keratosis (IFK) is a benign cutaneous neoplasia in which a possible viral origin has been suggested. Methods. The presence of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) have been searched by Immunocytochemical and Polymerase chain reaction techniques in a series of IFK. Results. All the examined cases of IFK showed no evidence of HPV antigen. Conclusions. According of this study IFK is not a HPV related lesion but an adnexal tumor without a casual relationship with infection.
|Translated title of the contribution||Inverted follicular keratosis: Failure of detection Human Papilloma Virus|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
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