Book Chapter

LOW-RISK HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS: GENITAL WARTS, CANCER AND RESPIRATORY PAPILLOMATOSIS

Charles JN Lacey, Nuria Guimera, Suzanne M Garland

HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS: PROVING AND USING A VIRAL CAUSE FOR CANCER | ACADEMIC PRESS LTD-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Genital warts (GW) are a common sexually transmitted disease in young people usually caused by HPV 6 or HPV 11. GW are a significant public health problem worldwide. However, there are now some countries recording significant falls in the incidence of GW in specific age groups following the introduction of prophylactic vaccines containing HPVs 6 and 11 virus-like particles (VLPs). Laryngeal papillomatosis is a rare disease seen in both young children and adults, usually caused by HPV 6 or HPV 11. In children the disease is acquired by vertical transmission from the mother during childbirth, whereas in adults it is usually acquired through oro-genital sexual activity. Most commonly, there are..

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