PATHOGENESI9 - • Anogenital diseases include a variety of...

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PATHOGENESIS: Clinical HPV infections may be described as: o Nongenital cutaneous, o Nongenital mucosal and o Anogenital. Nongenital cutaneous diseases include common warts, plantar warts, flat warts and other skin lesions. Nongenital mucosal diseases include resiratory papillomatosis, laryngeal papillomas, conjunctival papillomas, carcinomas and others.
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Unformatted text preview: • Anogenital diseases include a variety of warts as well as cancers of the cervix, anus, vagina and penis. HOST DEFENSES: • Host defenses against the papillomaviruses are not entirely understood, but a variety of mechanisms probably contribute. • The efficacy of the new vaccine, however, suggests that humoral responses are protective....
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