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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
HPV in tongue of a 6 years old girl
recently my 6 years old daugther was diagnosed with a single papiloma, suddenly, 5 more papilomas apeared in diferent sites of her tongue after de surgical removing of the 1st one. they are located in the borders of the tongue. we have gone trough a lot of tests, one of them (scratching of the lesion to see the presence of HPV´s DNA) the result: No HPV but now she had had the PCR OF HPV and 16 and 51 Genotypes were discovered, what do we have to expect. in my country, the medical staff ( 1 internist, 2 dermatologists, 2 maxilo-facial surgeons, 2 patologists, 2 hemato-oncologists, a molecular biologist) do not know what to do with this case. they only say it is a not common case, and we are looking where to go to have the better option of treatment but a correct diagnostic evaluation.please help us as soon as you can. if somebody of you speak spanish would be better, or if you need to have a copy of the pictures of the lesions and the complete chronological events of the case, just let me know, i´ll be thanksfull.
Thank you for visiting NetWellness. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to make a recommendation for a treatment center as your daughter's diagnosis is not a well-defined condition with defined recommendations. You might try contacting OSU Pediatric Otolaryngology at the link below, but I am not aware of anyone with specific expertise for this problem.
Best wishes to you and your daughter.
Amit Agrawal, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University