Bowenoid papulosis

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Bowenoid papulosis
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DiseasesDB 33257
eMedicine article/1131696

Bowenoid papulosis is a cutaneous condition characterized by the presence of pigmented verrucous papules on the body of the penis.[1]:730[2]:408 They are associated with human papillomavirus, the causative agent of genital warts.[3] The lesions have a typical dysplastic histology and are generally considered benign, although a small percentage will develop malignant characteristics.

The term "Bowenoid papulosis" was coined in 1977 by Kopf and Bart and is named after dermatologist John Templeton Bowen.[4][5][6]

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  1. ^ Freedberg, et al. (2003). Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine. (6th ed.). McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-138076-0.
  2. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 
  3. ^ Goorney BP, Polori R (December 2004). "A case of Bowenoid papulosis of the penis successfully treated with topical imiquimod cream 5%". Int J STD AIDS 15 (12): 833–5. doi:10.1258/0956462042563774. PMID 15601490. 
  4. ^ synd/3996 at Who Named It?
  5. ^ Kopf AW, Bart RS (1977). "Tumor conference No. 11: multiple bowenoid papules of the penis: a new entity?". J Dermatol Surg Oncol 3 (3): 265–9. doi:10.1111/j.1524-4725.1977.tb00289.x. PMID 874134. 
  6. ^ Wade TR, Kopf AW, Ackerman AB (October 1978). "Bowenoid papulosis of the penis". Cancer 42 (4): 1890–903. doi:10.1002/1097-0142(197810)42:4<1890::AID-CNCR2820420430>3.0.CO;2-C. PMID 361215.