Human papillomavirus

Human papillomavirus: HPV. A family of over 100 viruses including those which cause warts and are transmitted by contact. Some types of HPV are associated with tumors of the genital tract including, notably, cancer of the cervix. Of the more than 100 types of HPVs, over 30 types can be passed from one person to another through sexual contact. Most ...
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human papillomavirus

human papilloma viruses, human papillomavirus (HPV) A family of over 100 viruses including those which cause warts and are transmitted by contact. Some types of HPV are associated with tumors of the genital tract including, notably, cancer of the cervix. Of the more than 100 types of HPVs, over 30 types can be passed from one person to another thr...
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Human Papillomavirus

The most common sexually transmitted infection that infects the skin and mucous membranes. HPV can cause genital warts, cervical cancer, anal cancer and cancer in the vagina, penis and vulva. HPV is transmitted through genital contact, most often during vaginal and anal sex. A pregnant woman with genital HPV can pass HPV to her baby during vagina.....
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human papillomavirus

human papillomavirus (HPV), any of a family of more than 60 viruses that cause various growths, including plantar warts and genital warts, a sexually transmitted disease. Detectable warts can be or removed, usually by chemicals, freezing, or laser, but often recur. Intralesional alpha interferon has...
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human papillomavirus

(HPV) Type: Term Definitions: 1. an icosahedral DNA virus, 55 nm in diameter, of the genus Papillomavirus, family Papovaviridae; certain types cause cutaneous and genital warts; other types are associated with severe cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and anogenital and laryngeal carcinomas. Over 70 types have been characterized ...
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human papillomavirus

A type of virus that can cause abnormal tissue growth (for example, warts) and other changes to cells. Infection for a long time with certain types of human papillomavirus can cause cervical cancer. Human papillomavirus may also play a role in some other types of cancer, such as anal, vaginal, vulvar, penile, oropharyngeal, and squamous cell skin c...
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Human papillomavirus

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a DNA virus from the papillomavirus family that is capable of infecting humans. Like all papillomaviruses, HPVs establish productive infections only in keratinocytes of the skin or mucous membranes. Most HPV infections are subclinical and will cause no physical symptoms; however, in some people subclinical infections ...
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