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A 22-year-old female asked:

Biopsy done on nodule by tonsil states "reactive lymphoid hyperplasia with focal squamous metaplasia." does that mean i have oral hpv (oral warts)?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not necessarily: The description you provided only points to chronic inflammation without any indication of the causative factor. Hpv infection can be tested for specifically in a biopsy and you may wish to discuss that with your doctor.

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A 22-year-old female asked:

Do I have oral HPV (oral warts)? Biopsy diagnosis states "reactive lymphoid hyperplasia with focal squamous metaplasia" what does this mean?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Chronic inflammation: The description you provided only points to chronic inflammation without any indication of the causative factor. Hpv infection can be tested for specifically in a biopsy and you may wish to discuss that with your doctor.

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Last updated Nov 30, 2015

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