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Pathology HPV

Postby michyd » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:47 am

hello everyone.

could anyone tell me the name of the organism that causes the HPV virus.

I thought the disease is the HPV but the organism is somthing that causes the HPV ?? correct me if im wrong? xxx
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Re: Pathology HPV

Postby Sepals » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:55 am

Not sure what your question is. :S

The causative agent is HPV, which as you say is a virus, and therefore not an organism. It can result in genital warts in men and cervical cancer in women.
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Postby biohazard » Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:20 pm

The name of the pathogen in question is human papilloma virus and HPV is the abbreviation of that. There are tens if not hundreds of different strains of HPV. They typically infect mucous membranes and may cause warts, and in some (rarish) cases, cancer.

HPV infections of the genital area are usually considered to be sexually transmitted diseases, and the increased cancer risk mostly concerns women (especially cervical cancer).

edit: okay, Sepals was faster :)
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Re: Pathology HPV

Postby michyd » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:47 pm

yeh thanks guys my question wasnt clear lol, so HPV is the virus and thats it and then it! lol xx
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Re: Pathology HPV

Postby Marquez » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:47 am

human papillomavirus (HPV), any of a subgroup of viruses belonging to the family Papovaviridae that infect humans, causing warts (papillomas) and other benign tumours, as well as cancers of the genital tract and of the uterine cervix in women. They are small polygonal viruses containing circular double-stranded DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid); more than 70 distinct types of HPVs have been identified by DNA analysis.
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