Sexual and non-sexual transmission of human papillomavirus (A short review)

Czeglédy, Judit (2001) Sexual and non-sexual transmission of human papillomavirus (A short review). Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica, 48 (3-4). pp. 511-517. ISSN 1217-8950

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Benign tumors and lesions of the anogenital tract are caused by human papillomaviruses (HPVs). They are also major risk factors for cervical cancer. Introduction of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) revealed that HPV infections are much more common among young asymptomatic women than it had been previously suspected. The side-specificity of genital HPVs led to the assumption that HPVs were primarily transmitted by sexual contact. However, since HPVs have been detected in virgins, infants/children and juvenile laryngeal papillomatosis was shown to be caused by these viruses, it became acknowledged that HPVs may be transmitted by other – non-sexual – routes as well. The evidence for sexual and different non-sexual routes of transmission of HPVs will be reviewed here.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QR Microbiology / mikrobiológia
Depositing User: xFruzsina xPataki
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2017 15:28
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2017 15:28

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