EPIDEMIOLOG2 - alone does not result in maligancy rather...

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EPIDEMIOLOGY: Papillomaviruses are widespread and warts are common in children and young adults. Humans are the only host for HPV and infections are generally transmitted by direct contact. However, the virus can survive for extended periods (months) outside the host, and this may provide another means of transmission. While there is a strong correlation between HPV infection and certain forms of cancer (e.g. cervical cancer), infection
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Unformatted text preview: alone does not result in maligancy; rather, additional factors such as radiation, immunosuppression, or tobacco use are involved. DIAGNOSIS: • Clinical: Warts of the skin, oral cavity and genital area are generally diagnosed by appearance. • Laboratory: Microscopy of wart scrapings shows a characteristic histologic appearance. Molecular techniques (nucleic acid hybridization) can be used for other HPV infections....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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