Shope fibroma

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Shope fi·bro·ma

a connective tissue tumor of cottontail rabbits caused by a poxvirus of the genus Leporipoxvirus and found by Shope to be transmissible with cellular suspensions or Berkefeld filtrates; it is related to myxomatosis and is used in Europe as a source of vaccine to protect against the myxoma virus.
Synonym(s): rabbit fibroma


Richard E., U.S. pathologist, 1902-1966.
Shope fibroma - a connective tissue tumor of cottontail rabbits caused by a poxvirus of the genus Leporipoxvirus. Synonym(s): rabbit fibroma
Shope fibroma virus - a poxvirus of the genus Leporipoxvirus, closely related to vaccinia and myxoma viruses, that causes Shope fibroma. Synonym(s): rabbit fibroma virus
Shope papilloma - a papillomatous growth found in wild cottontail rabbits.
Shope papilloma virus - a papillomavirus infecting wild cottontail rabbits.


named after R. E. Shope, American virologist.

Shope fibroma
see Shope rabbit fibroma.
Shope papilloma
caused by a papilloma virus and manifested by gray to black, tall, thin, horny structures on the skin of wild rabbits. The lesions may be on the head, neck, shoulders, abdomen and inside the thighs. The disease is transmissible.
References in periodicals archive ?
Naturally occurring fibromas of gray squirrels related to Shopes rabbit fibroma.
Tumorigenic poxviruses: fine analysis of the recombination junctions in malignant rabbit fibroma virus, a recombinant between Shope fibroma virus and myxoma virus.
Malignant rabbit fibroma virus: observations on the culture and histopathologic characteristics of a new virus-induced rabbit tumor.