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Human papillomavirus

This group of viruses has the ability to transform cells and is related to tumor growth. We divide this family into two genera:

  • Papillomavirus – the cause of warts and tumor growth,
  • Polyomavirus.

Virion[edit | edit source]

The size of the virion is between 40-60 nm.

Human papilloma virus (HPV)[edit | edit source]

  • Together with other environmental factors, it is related to the development of tumor growth of the cervix uteri (cervix),
  • according to the oncogenic potential, the virus is divided into two types:
    • high risk HPV (16, 18, 45, 46),
    • low risk HPV (6, 11, 42–44).
  • Transmission – sexual intercourse (does not show clinical significance in men).

Viruses causing warts on human[edit | edit source]

  • It is more common in immunosuppressed people,
  • It is possible to treat ointments with interferon inducers.

Polyomavirus[edit | edit source]

BK virus[edit | edit source]

  • Widespread, isolated from the urine of kidney transplant patients and with multifocal leukoencephalopathy.

JC virus[edit | edit source]

Link[edit | edit source]

Reference[edit | edit source]

  • HORÁČEK, Jiří. Základy lékařské mikrobiologie. 1. edition. Praha : Nakladatelství Karolinum, 2000. vol. 1. ISBN 80-246-0006-4.

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