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,
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]
- Repeatedly isolated from the brains of patients who died of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy.
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.