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P2.55 Bowenoid papulosis
  1. M Natasatsekova Balabanova,
  2. L Miteva,
  3. G Pehlivanov
  1. Medical University, Department of Dermatovenereology, Sofia – Bulgaria


Introduction Bowenoid papulosis (BP) is virally induced disease caused by high risk HPV viruses, the most common type 16 and rarely type 18, 32, 39, 42, 48,53, 58. Smoking, early sexual initiation, promiscuity, risk sexualbehavior, uncircumcised sexual partners, immunosuppression, pregnancy, oral contraceptives are other causative factors for BP. The disease affects both sexes equally and is typical of young, sexually active people, aged between 20 and 40.Clinical features of BP are solitary or multiple confluent rapidly increasing papules with red-brown colour and diameter 2–10 mm, with uneven papillary or flat-to verrucous surface. They are localised on external genitalia bilaterally and symmetrically. In men cover foreskin, glans penis, in women labia majora, perianal area. This histology make difficult differential diagnosis with Morbus Bowen in anogenital area. Conducted destructive treatment in outpatient settings is with unsatisfactory therapeutic effect.

Methods We report the case of 45 year old female who addressed our clinic for multiple confluent papules with red-brown colour and diameter 2–10 mm., with uneven papillary or flat-to verrucous surface on external genitalia area bilaterally and symmetrically.

Results Histologic examination of a biopsy specimen established acanthosis, parakerathosis, hyperkerathosis, koilocytosis and atypical cells with hyperchromic bi, multinuclei occupying almost half the thickness of the epidermis to the extent of bowenoid dysplasia.

Conclusion The patient was treat with Imiquimod 5% cr. for 8 weeks with non significant results an partial vulvectomy (willingness of the patient) was performed.

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