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Laser Excision of Focal Epithelial Hyperplasia (Heck's Disease): A Rare Case Report

Naga Sreebala, Basavaraj, Farheena Sindgi

Keywords : Focal epithelial hyperplasia, Heck's disease, Human papilloma virus

Citation Information : Sreebala N, B, Sindgi F. Laser Excision of Focal Epithelial Hyperplasia (Heck's Disease): A Rare Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2018; 11 (6):526-528.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1569

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Heck's disease or focal epithelial hyperplasia is a rare, benign and asymptomatic lesion of oral mucosa that is characterized by the presence of soft, sessile papules, white to pinkish in colour that occur diffusely in oral cavity. Prevalence rate of this disease greatly varies from one geographic region to another. It is found to be closely associated with human papilloma virus (HPV). This paper reports an Indian case of focal epithelial hyperplasia in a 5-year-old boy that is diagnosed according to both clinical and histopathological features, where human poillomavirus (HPV) subtype 32 was found associated with disease through polymerase chain reaction analyses. A dental practitioner should be aware of this disease and must perform a careful evaluation both clinically and histopathologically for setting the diagnosis with other diseases.

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