A 10-year-old girl presents with multiple papules on the back of her hand that bleed easily. Histologic examination of a lesion reveals squamous epithelial-lined fronds with fibrovascular cores as shown in the image. Which of the following viruses is most likely responsible for the development of these skin lesions?
|B.||Herpes simplex virus type 2|
Human herpesvirus type 8
Correct answer: d
Verruca vulgaris, also known as the common wart, is an elevated papule with
a verrucous (papillomatous) surface.
The warts may be single or multiple and are most frequent on the dorsal surfaces of the hands or on the face.
Several human papillomavirus types, including types 2 and 4, have been demonstrated in verruca vulgaris.
No malignant potential is recognized. The other choices do not induce papillomas.