Focal Epithelial Hyperplasia

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)
Also Known As:
Heck Disease; Disease, Heck; Disease, Heck's; Epithelial Hyperplasia, Focal; Epithelial Hyperplasias, Focal; Focal Epithelial Hyperplasias; Hecks Disease; Hyperplasias, Focal Epithelial; Heck's Disease; Hyperplasia, Focal Epithelial
Networked: 40 relevant articles (0 outcomes, 0 trials/studies)

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Focal Epithelial Hyperplasia
2. Papilloma (Papillomatosis)
3. Neoplasms (Cancer)
4. Hyperplasia
5. Fibroma (Fibromatosis)


1. Akpolat, Demet: 1 article (02/2015)
2. Metin, Ahmet: 1 article (02/2015)
3. Emre, Selma: 1 article (02/2015)
4. Süngü, Nuran: 1 article (02/2015)
5. Akoğlu, Gülşen: 1 article (02/2015)
6. Ceylan, Gülay Güleç: 1 article (02/2015)
7. Myoung, Hoon: 1 article (12/2014)
8. Cho, Young-Ah: 1 article (12/2014)
9. Kim, Soung-Min: 1 article (12/2014)
10. Park, Min-Woo: 1 article (12/2014)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Focal Epithelial Hyperplasia:
1. DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid)IBA
2. AntigensIBA
3. imiquimod (Aldara)FDA LinkGeneric
4. DNA ProbesIBA
5. Naphthol AS D Esterase (ANAE)IBA
6. Interferon-betaIBA
7. HLA-DR4 Antigen (HLA DR4 Antigen)IBA
8. Vitamin A (Retinol)FDA LinkGeneric
9. SuspensionsIBA
10. Messenger RNA (mRNA)IBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Semiconductor Lasers
2. Gas Lasers
3. Laser Therapy (Surgery, Laser)
4. Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART)
5. Transplants (Transplant)