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papillomavirus

 [pap″ĭ-lo´mah-vi″rus]
any member of a genus of viruses that cause papillomas in humans and various other animals.
human papillomavirus any of numerous species that cause warts, particularly plantar and venereal warts, on the skin and mucous membranes in humans, transmitted by either direct or indirect contact. They have also been associated with cervical cancer.

Pap·il·lo·ma·vi·rus

(pap'i-lō'mă-vī'rŭs),
A genus of viruses (family Papovaviridae) containing double-stranded circular DNA (MW 5 × 106), having virions about 55 nm in diameter, and including the papilloma and wart viruses of humans and other animals, some of which are associated with induction of carcinoma. More than 70 types are known to infect humans and are differentiated by DNA homology.
Synonym(s): papilloma virus

papillomavirus

/pap·il·lo·ma·vi·rus/ (pap″ĭ-lo´mah-vi″rus) any virus of the subfamily Papillomavirinae.
human papillomavirus  (HPV) any of a number of species that cause warts, particularly plantar warts and genital warts, on the skin and mucous membranes in humans; some are associated with malignancies of the genital tract.

Papillomavirus

/Pa·pil·lo·ma·vi·rus/ (pap″ĭ-lo´mah-vi″rus) papillomaviruses; a genus of viruses (subfamily Papillomavirinae) that induce papillomas in humans and other animals; some have been associated with malignancy.

papillomavirus

(păp′ĭ-lō′mə-vī′rəs)
n.
Any of a group of DNA viruses of the family Papillomavirus that can cause warts and certain types of cancer in mammals.

papillomavirus

[pap′ilō′məvī′rəs]
Etymology: L, papilla + Gk, oma, tumor; L, virus, poison
the virus that causes warts in humans.

papillomavirus

Virology A group of viruses that cause noncancerous warty tumors on mucocutaneous surfaces–skin, larynx, uterine cervix. See Human papilloma virus.

Pap·il·lo·ma·vi·rus

(pap'i-lō'mă-vī'rŭs)
A genus of viruses containing DNA and including the papilloma viruses and wart viruses of humans and other animals, some of which are associated with induction of carcinoma. More than 70 types are known to infect humans and are differentiated by DNA homology.

papillomavirus

Any virus of the Papillomavirus genus of the Papovaviridae family. These viruses cause various kinds of warts, including venereal warts. Papillomavirus infections are thought to be the probable reason for the higher incidence of cancer of the cervix in women with many sexual partners.
Papillomavirus genus of DNA-containing oncogenic viruses that replicate within nuclei of infected cells; cause warts and verrucae

Papillomavirus

a genus in the family Papovaviridae. They are naked, icosahedral viruses with a circular, supercoiled DNA genome of ∼8 kilobases and are specific to each animal species and in some cases to specific epithelial sites in that species. Virions are very stable and readily transmissible especially if there is abrasion such as by grooming with a curry comb. The type virus is the Shope papilloma virus of rabbits. See also sarcoid, papilloma, papillomatosis.

papillomavirus

a member of the genus Papillomavirus, family Papovaviridae.

bovine papillomavirus (BPV)
six types have been identified. BPV-1, BPV-2 and BPV-5 cause fibropapillomas of the skin of the anteroventral part of the body including the forehead, neck and back, the common cutaneous wart, penile fibropapilloma and frond and rice grain fibropapillomas on the udder and teat skin. BPV-2 is also associated with bladder cancer in cattle grazing bracken fern (Pteridium spp.). BPV-3 causes cutaneous papilloma; BPV-4 causes papilloma of the esophagus and small intestine, which can become malignant, particularly in animals fed bracken fern (Pteridium spp.); and BPV-6 causes frond epithelial papillomas of the bovine udder and teats.

Patient discussion about papillomavirus

Q. Should I Vaccinate My Daughter Against HPV? I have a 12 year old daughter. Her School wants all the girls aged 12 and up to be vaccinated against HPV. A lot of Parents are against this vaccine. I want to know more about this vaccine and if I should vaccinate my daughter.

A. before you would like to go on with any vaccination, you should check out this very long list of links:

http://www.aegis.ch/neu/links.html

at the bottom you will also find links in english. vaccinations in general are very disputable/dubious and it is probably time that we learn about it.

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Controversies surrounding human papilloma virus infection, Head and Neck v/s oral cancer, implication for proplylaxis and treatment.
Incidence, duration, and determinants of cervical human papilloma virus infection in a cohort of Colombian women with normal cytological results.
Larger scale studies throughout Turkey should be performed in the adolescent age group in relation with Human papilloma virus and HPV vaccine.
In situ hybridization analysis of human papilloma virus DNA in oral mucosal lesions.
Human papilloma virus transmission between sexual partners is well documented in cervical cancer, but not in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
In support of this conclusion, the background response rates for peptide sets derived from human papilloma virus proteins are also high.
Condoms may lower the rate of papilloma virus transmission but not prevent it, since the viruses can be spread by contact with skin in infected areas the condom doesn't cover.
Molecular cloning and characterization of human papilloma virus DNA derived from a laryngeal papilloma.
5 Oncogene, Ming Jiang and Jo Milner of the University of York in England use the approach to thwart tumor-cell growth generated by proteins from a human papilloma virus.
A human papilloma virus vaccine that can be used to prevent infection may be available within the next 5 years, Dr.
The Food and Drug Administration requires that such a vaccine be shown not only to protect against persistent human papilloma virus (HPV) infection, but also to reduce the incidence of cervical intraepithelial neoplasias (CIN), so the studies must recruit large numbers of women--20,000 each in the treatment and placebo arms--and follow them for 3 years.
checks for the presence of the human papilloma virus, which causes cervical cancer, the officials said.