The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2010 , Vol 52 , Num 1
Conjunctival papilloma caused by human papillomavirus type 11 treated with systemic interferon in a five-year-old boy
1Department of Dermatology, Medical Park Bahçelievler Hospital, 2Department of Pediatric Oncology, Acıbadem Bakırköy Hospital, 3Department of Ophthalmology, Acıbadem Hospital, 4Department of Genetics, Acıbadem Genetic Diagnosis Center, and 5Department of Pathology, Sitonet Pathology, İstanbul, Turkey Conjunctival papilloma is a benign tumor of the conjunctival mucosa. In childhood, papilloma represents 7-10% of conjunctival tumors. Human papillomavirus (HPV)-6 and HPV-11 are the major HPV types responsible for conjunctival lesions.

A five-year-old boy with a two-year history of conjunctival papilloma caused by HPV type 11 treated with systemic interferon alpha is reported and the literature is reviewed. Keywords : conjunctival papilloma, human papilloma virus type 11, human papillomavirus type 27, systemic interferon, topical interferon.

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