recurrent respiratory papillomatosis


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recurrent respiratory papillomatosis

a disease of the respiratory tract caused by the human papillomavirus; characterized by rapid recurrence of papillomas after surgical removal, airway obstruction, and hoarseness to aphonia when the larynx is involved.
See also: laryngeal papillomatosis.

recurrent respiratory papillomatosis

the recurrent growth of benign squamous cell papillomas in the larynx and trachea, caused by the human papillomavirus and leading to severe narrowing of the airway that may require frequent treatments. Onset is in childhood or early adulthood.

re·cur·rent res·pi·ra·to·ry pa·pil·lo·ma·to·sis

(rĕ-kŭr'ĕnt res'pir-ă-tōr-ē pap'i-lō'mă-tō'sis)
A disease of the respiratory tract caused by the human papillomavirus; characterized by rapid recurrence of papillomas after surgical removal, airway obstruction, and hoarseness to aphonia when the larynx is involved.
See also: laryngeal papillomatosis
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In this prospective study using data from the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit, researchers examined the incidence of juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis from October 2011 to December 2015, set against the background of the introduction of Australia's national HPV vaccination program between 2007 and 2009 (J Infect Dis.
Role of vascular endothelial growth factor-a in recurrent respiratory papillomatosis.
Steinberg, "Constitutive Overexpression of the Oncogene Rac1 in the Airway of Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis Patients is a Targetable Host-Susceptibility Factor," Molecular Medicine 30, no.
This virus can cause conditions, such as genital warts and recurrent respiratory papillomatosis.
Type-specific PCR also identified 2 laryngeal recurrent respiratory papillomatosis patients with HPV 11 infections, which has been associated with an increased propensity for aggressive behavior.
Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis is characterized by multiple warty lesions in the larynx affecting mostly children less than 5 years.
It is likely that the vaccine will similarly cut down on human papillomavirus (HPV) transmission and prevent the anogenital cancer, intraepithelial neoplasia, recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, and cancer of the oropharynx that eventually arise from HPV infection, but "each of these potential outcomes must be directly demonstrated" in future studies, said Dr.
Low-risk HPVs are the causative agents of genital warts, and recurrent respiratory papillomatosis in both men and women.
In contrast, low-risk HPV types, the most common of which are HPV 6 and 11, cause genital warts, low-grade cervical lesions, and recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, but they do not cause cervical or other HPV-related cancers.
HPV types 6 and 11 cause 90% of genital warts (in both men and women), 90% of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis lesions (in both men and women), and 10% of CIN 1 cases.

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