Bowenoid papulosis

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Bow·​en·​oid papulosis | \ ˈbō-ə-ˌnȯid- How to pronounce Bowenoid papulosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of Bowenoid papulosis

: a skin condition that is marked by the presence of flat or wartlike, often pigmented lesions in the anogenital area and is associated with certain human papillomaviruses (such as HPV-16)

Note: The lesions of Bowenoid papulosis are typically benign and asymptomatic but may sometimes develop into squamous cell carcinoma.

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“Bowenoid papulosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Bowenoid%20papulosis. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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