COVID-19 and human papillomavirus: Paradoxical immunity

Demirbas A., Eker H., Elmas O. F., Ulutas Demirbas G., Atasoy M., TÜRSEN Ü., ...More

JOURNAL OF COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY, vol.20, no.7, pp.2001-2003, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jocd.14022
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.2001-2003
  • Keywords: COVID-19, human papillomavirus, paradoxical immunity
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a multisystemic disease that can cause progressive lung failure, organ dysfunction, and coagulation disorder associated with high mortality and morbidity. COVID-19 is known to either primarily cause skin symptoms or increase existing skin diseases. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a DNA virus that can cause benign and malignant neoplasms. Mucocutaneous verruca vulgaris are common benign lesions of HPV. Here, we report a case of verruca vulgaris regressed after COVID-19.