Discussion in 'Spot Diagnosis' started by neo_star, Dec 28, 2012.
Can you identify the etiology ?
Hint - this patient is HIV positive
Differentials are welcome.
Hint : It's caused by a virus.
Lip Wart - caused Human Papilloma Virus
DDx - HPV Wart, Kaposi Sarcoma, HSV reactivation?
Answer - verruca vulgaris (wart)
The lesions that occur within the oral cavity are typically - softer and more whitish than on the skin.
Other conditions to consider
Squamous cell carcinoma
Giant cell fibroma
Benign and malignant salivary gland tumors
Electrodesiccation, cryosurgery with LN[SUB]2[/SUB], and/or laser (see Appendix B)
Conservative: wait-and-see attitude, because many of the usual wart treatments are difficult to use in this location.
Credit to Xerxles & drkdab for solving the challenge (-:
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