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Focal Epithelial Hyperplasia MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Focal Epithelial Hyperplasia
Tree Number(s)
C07.465.342
Unique ID
D017573
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017573
Scope Note
Hyperplasia of the mucous membrane of the lips, tongue, and less commonly, the buccal mucosa, floor of the mouth, and palate, presenting soft, painless, round to oval sessile papules about 1 to 4 mm in diameter. The condition usually occurs in children and young adults and has familial predilection, lasting for several months, sometimes years, before running its course. A viral etiology is suspected, the isolated organism being usually the human papillomavirus. (Jablonski, Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry; Belshe, Textbook of Human Virology, 2d ed, p954)
Entry Term(s)
Focal Epithelial Hyperplasia, Oral
Heck Disease
Heck's Disease
Hyperplasia, Focal Epithelial
Previous Indexing
Hyperplasia (1966-1993)
Mouth Diseases (1966-1993)
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/12/28
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Focal Epithelial Hyperplasia Preferred
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