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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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A The primary cause of cervical cancer is a virus called human papilloma virus (HPV), a common infection transmitted through sexual intercourse.
Natural immune response to papilloma virus infection tends to be fairly weak, because the virus preferentially infects epithelial cells where it is not very well exposed to the immune system.
Sexual intercourse is the primary source of papilloma virus infections.
Detection in the early stages of papilloma virus infection is essential, most authorities contend, because the condition can lead to cervical cancer.
The human papilloma virus ( HPV ) can be a leading cause of cervical cancer in women.
Darron Ferris, director of the Gynaecologic Cancer Prevention Centre, at the Medical College of Georgia, in the US, said, 'In most cases women don't know if they have already been exposed to Human Papilloma virus or not.
The report, published today in health journal The Lancet, reveals the test for human papilloma virus detected 97 per cent of significant cervical abnormalities compared to 76 per cent for the smear.
1 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, women with negative Pap and human papilloma virus (HPV) tests are at very low risk for developing cervical cancer for several years.
While the lethality of HIV/AIDS is generally well-known, few teenagers know much about most other serious STDs such as the Human Papilloma virus (HPV).
Diaz speculates that the chemokine receptor plays a role in the immune response to wart-causing human papilloma virus.
The chlamydia and gonorrhea assays and a previously approved assay for human papilloma virus can be used to test one patient specimen, according to Digene.
The present Competitive Intelligence Report about HPV Vaccines provides a competitor evaluation in the field of investigational vaccines against infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV) for prophylaxis of genital and anal warts and of cervical precancer as of May 2010.