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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-58

Efficacy of oral zinc therapy in epidermodysplasia verruciformis with squamous cell carcinoma


Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Krishna Deb Barman
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Hospital, New Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.126034

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Epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV) is a rare, inherited disorder that predisposes patients to widespread human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas. There is still no definitive therapeutic modality for EV. A 24 year old male patient with EV was treated with oral zinc sulphate, one of the cheapest and safe immuno-modulator available as therapeutic agent with satisfactory result.


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