Treatment of focal epithelial hyperplasia with trichloroacetic acid

The human papillomavirus (HPV) has a wide spectrum of diseases that affects cutaneous and mucosal areas of the body, from benign warts to invasive carcinoma, among the benign pathologies that affect the oral mucosa have been reported squamous papilloma, verruca vulgaris, condyloma acuminatum and focal epithelial hyperplasia. Focal epithelial hyperplasia (FEH) is a disease that mainly affects the pediatric population, although some cases have been reported in adults and several members of one family, the highest incidence occurs in certain ethnic groups as American Indians, Greenland Eskimos and South American community dwellers, is caused by human papillomavirus, the most common associated subtypes are 13 and 32.

The focal epithelial hyperplasia it is characterized by multiple lesions appear as circumscribed, sessile, rounded papules, with a color similar to the adjacent mucosa or a whitish color, the surface of the lesions is smooth although sometimes it can be rough with low growth rate. The most common sites of involvement are the gingiva, buccal mucosa and the tongue. Lesions involving the oral mucosa are resilient and asymptomatic.