epitheliotropic

ep·i·the·li·o·tro·pic

(ep-i-thē'lē-ō-trō'pik),
Having an affinity for epithelium.

epitheliotropic

having a special affinity for epithelial cells.

epitheliotropic lymphoma
closely resembles the same disease in humans. Occurs in older dogs in the form of exfoliative dermatitis, dermal plaques, nodules and ulcers.
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HPVs are small epitheliotropic DNA viruses that infect basal layer cells in stratified squamous epithelia, inducing hyperplastic, papillomatous, verrucous and sometimes malignant squamous cell lesions in the skin and mucosae.
HPVs are exclusively epitheliotropic, and their replication is intimately linked to the differentiation process of the host cells.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an epitheliotropic double-stranded DNA virus belonging to the Papoviridae family.