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How are genital warts treated

Genital warts caused by HPV can be treated. Removing or treating these may reduce - but probably not eliminate -the chances an infected person may pass the infection to their sexual partner. There are several treatments for genital warts. The goal of treatment is to remove visible genital warts to get rid of annoying symptoms. It may take a few treatments to clear genital warts, and for some people, it may take many treatments. None of the treatments for genital warts is a cure for HPV. The virus can remain in nearby skin even after treatment. Because the virus can lie dormant in cells, warts can return months after treatment. Sometimes warts may come back years after they've cleared, but that doesn't happen very often. Also, when warts return, it is hard to know if the warts are a return of the old warts or a new case. However, once clear for several months, most people with genital warts never have any come back.

Human Papillomaviruses HPV

The papillomaviruses are double-stranded DNA viruses. About 100 subtypes have been distinguished to date, many of which can infect humans, and at least as many again await formal characterization. Several specific subtypes have been associated with cancer in humans. Indeed, more cancers are attributable to HPV infection than to any other transmissible agent (Table 1). Most of these are cervix cancers, but other anogenital tumours and cancers at distant sites may also be caused by HPV. HPV infection is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections of women and probably also of men. Viral DNA is detectable in a large proportion of women shortly after becoming sexually active and the main determinant of infection is the number of sexual partners. The prevalence of infection varies between populations, but is of the order of 20 30 in women aged 20 24 years, declining to 5 10 in women over the age of 40 years. Follow-up of young, sexually active cohorts of women suggest that the...

Papilloma of the Bronchus

Papillomas are classified into solitary or multiple. The solitary lesions are rare, presenting in middle-aged smokers as a central tumour. It grows as a wart-like lesion into the bronchial lumen and consists of nonkeratinizing squamous epithelium. Papillomatosis is seen in children. HPV (human papillomavirus) types 6 and 11 can be identified in both solitary and multiple tumours. One-third show carcinoma in situ or invasive carcinoma and thus papillomas require at a minimum close follow-up.

How do you get HPV or genital warts

Genital HPV and genital warts are usually spread by direct, skin-to-skin contact during vaginal, anal or (rarely) oral sex with someone who has this infection. Genital warts are growths or bumps that appear on the vulva, in or around the vagina or anus, on the cervix, or on the penis, scrotum, or groin. They may be raised or flat, single or multiple, small or large. Warts may appear within several weeks after sex with a person who has HPV or they may take months or years to appear or they may never appear. This makes it hard to know exactly when you got the virus or from whom you got it. (Warts on other parts of the body, such as the hands, are caused by different types of HPV. People do not get genital warts by touching warts on their hands or feet.)

Respiratory Papillomatosis

Viral papillomas are the most common benign laryngeal tumors in the pediatric population. The disease tends to be more aggressive in children, usually presenting with symptoms of airway obstruction and a higher number of recurrences, whereas in adults it tends to be milder, with hoarseness as the main complaint. The disease is associated with the human papillomavirus types 6,11, and occasionally 16.32 These lesions tend to affect areas of junction between squamous and respiratory epithelium, with the vocal cords being the most commonly affected site.33 However, these lesions can also occur in the subglottic and tracheal airway. There is no cure for recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, and treatment is directed to the control of its symptoms. CO2 laser has become the standard treatment since first introduced by Strong and Jako in 1972.1 The CO2 laser treatment of laryngeal papillomas is best delivered with a microspot micromanipulator. Tracheal papillomas, in which the CO2 laser can...

How can you avoid getting HPV or genital warts

Ways that lower your risk of getting other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) may also work to lower your risk of getting HPV or genital warts If you think you may have genital warts, do not have sex, and speak with a doctor right away. Treatment of your genital warts may reduce (but probably not eliminate) the chance of you infecting your partner.

Human Papillomavirus Infection

Human papillomaviruses are classified using DNA typing, as culture and serological assays are unsuitable. Based on differences detected by DNA hybridization, 'new' types are defined as having a less than 50 genomic DNA homology compared to previously accepted prototypes (Coggin and zur Hausen, 1979). Currently consideration is being given to reclassification on the basis of biological and pathogenic potential, related largely to particular regions of the HPV genome (E6 E7 and LI) (de Villiers, 1992). There are at least 100 human papillomaviruses, and more than 30 known to affect the genital tract. Further classification has been made according to the oncogenic potential of these viruses. For example, HPV types 6 and 11 are usually associated with condylomata acuminata (genital warts), whereas HPV types 16 and 18 are generally associated with flat warts of the cervix and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and cervical carcinoma. HPV types 16 and 18 have also been associated with other...

Genital Ulcer Diseases and Human Papillomavirus

Genital ulcer diseases and HPV infections Genital ulcer diseases and HPV infections can occur in both male or female genital areas that are covered or protected by a latex condom, as well as in areas that are not covered. Correct and consistent use of latex condoms can reduce the risk of genital herpes, syphilis, and chancroid only when the infected area or site of potential exposure is protected. While the effect of condoms in preventing human papillomavirus infection is unknown, condom use has been associated with a lower rate of cervical cancer, an HPV-associated disease. Genital ulcer diseases include genital herpes, syphilis, and chancroid. These diseases are transmitted primarily through skin-to-skin contact from sores ulcers or infected skin that looks normal. HPV infections are transmitted through contact with infected genital skin or mucosal surfaces fluids. Genital ulcer diseases and HPV infection can occur in male or female genital areas that are, or are not, covered...

Inverted Papilloma

Patients with inverted papilloma are taken to the operating under two different circumstances biopsy-proven inverted papilloma or unilateral polyposis with a high index of suspicion. Distinctive CT and MRI characteristics can aid preoperative diagnosis 20 . In either circumstance, it is helpful to have the ability for intraoperative frozen section. Though the reported incidence of unsuspected diagnosis is less than 1 during routine histological examination of nasal polyp specimens, clinically relevant findings may be identified 12 . Frozen section diagnosis will allow the surgeon to proceed with a potentially curative procedure which would likely be more aggressive than surgery for benign inflammatory disease. It also helps avoid an unnecessary second operation. Once the patient has been appropriately anesthetized and vasoconstrictive agents have been locally infiltrated, the nasal cavity is examined with a 0 telescope (Fig. 13.12). Careful, gentle manipulation of the tumor mass often...

Oncogenes Historical Perspective

Further insight into the process of oncogenesis was provided in 1914, by Theodor Boveri who hypothesized that cells in cancer tissue contain defective chromosomes. Working with double-fertilized sea urchin embryos, Boveri observed that the resulting aberrant chromosomes were passed on to progeny cells (Boveri, 1925). This finding led him to believe that cells of malignant tumours have damaged chromosomes and that a neoplastic cell can arise from a normal cell and pass its altered genome on to progeny cells. Thus, a tumour cell is in some way defective and has lost the properties of a normal cell. Environmental insults were also implicated in causing cancers. In 1918, Yamagiwa and Ichikawa showed that continual irritation of the normal epithelium of rabbit ears caused papilloma-like growths and metastasis. Building on the early work of Rous, Shope provided further evidence for the viral basis of oncogenesis by his demonstration that a papilloma-like growth was transmissible from animal...

Squamous Epithelial Tumors

Squamous Papilloma and Papillomatosis Squamous papillomas of the trachea are rare benign tumors composed of stratified squamous epithelium with acanthosis and papillomatosis, supported by a fibrovascular core. They are either multiple and recurrent (papillomatosis) or solitary exophytic growths into the tracheal lumen. Biology. Squamous papillomatosis occurs as multiple and recurrent squamous cell papillomas of the trachea, often associated with upper (mostly laryngeal) and or lower (bronchial) involvement. Children and adolescents are most commonly affected, hence the term juvenile papillomatosis occasional adults with disease have been reported.1 Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a known cause of these tumors, and different types are detected. HPV types 6 and 11 are commonly found in benign lesions, whereas types 16 and 18 are mostly associated with malignant transformation.2 Other types including 31, 33, and 35 are also occasionally found in malignantly transformed cases.2 Solitary...

Pathogenesis of Infections

In contrast to some animal PV infections in which fibro-blastic proliferation is prominent, the pathological effect of HPV infection is confined to the epithelium. All the layers of the normal epithelium are represented in the lesion, accompanied by certain characteristic histological features. The increased division rate of the basal cell layer leads to an irregularly thickened prickle cell layer, with abnormal mitoses also observed in all suprabasal layers. The granular layer contains foci of cells showing HPV infection can be acquired in a variety of ways such as abrasions of the skin, sexual intercourse and passage through an infected birth canal, and results in a variety of clinical conditions (Table 1) (Shah and Howley, 1996). Most of these lesions have benign prognoses, but they may be associated with high levels of morbidity. For example, exophytic anogenital warts, one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, usually cause itching, burning and pain, and have a...

Telomere Manipulation in Adult Stem Cells

As seen above for T cells, modulation of telomerase expression can be a valuable tool for studying its function in various cell types. Along with other groups we could demonstrate that hTERT overexpression in hematopoietic progenitors such as CD34+ CB cells results in a significant elevation of telomerase activity that cannot prevent overall telomere shortening and is incapable of increasing the replicative capacity of these cells (Akimov et al. 2005, Elwood et al. 2004, Wang et al. 2005, Zimmermann et al. 2004). Interestingly, only cotransduction of hTERT with the human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16) E6 and E7 oncogenes in CD34+ CB cells resulted in continuous proliferation, giving rise to permanent cell lines with a myelo-erythroid mast cell progenitor phenotype. These cell lines exhibited stabilization of telomere length and minimal chromosomal aberrations in contrast to CB cell cultures expressing only HPV16 E6 E7, which went through a crisis period resulting in highly aneuploid...

On Location Of Target Cells

Focal hyperplastic (papilloma precursor) lesions arising during two-stage carcinogenesis were traced to the infundibular region of a single hair follicle that clonally expanded (Binder et al., 1997). Likewise, papillomas arising in TG-AC mice in which oncogenic ras is the under control of the Z-globin promoter can be traced histologically to the permanent portion of the follicle where the mRNA for the ras transgene was initially localized. This indicates that the potential to form squamous tumors persists throughout the hair cycle. However, the transient proliferation of bulge cells during early anagen imparts enhanced responsiveness of the anagen follicle to two-stage carcinogenesis compared to the telogen follicle (Miller et al., 1993). When hair follicle cells and basal interfollicular keratinocytes are isolated in vitro and subjected to transformation by a ras oncogene, they produce squamous tumors in vivo that are indistinguishable, regarding both histopathology and malignant...

On Molecular Pathways

Conversely, overexpression of P1 integrins in human keratinocytes suppresses differentiation (Levy et al., 2000). Absence of differentiation into follicular or interfollicular structures is characteristic of BCC. Activation of a6P4 integrin receptors initiates signals through the ras-mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway and AP-1 transcription factors to influence cellular function, and these pathways are essential to SCC development (Mainiero et al., 1997). Furthermore, overexpression of a3pi integrins in the suprabasal compartment of mouse skin suppresses malignant conversion of squamous papillomas (Owens and Watt, 2001). Together, these findings suggest that mutations in the stem cell population characterized by bright staining of p 1 integrins are more likely to yield BCC while a6P4 bright stem cells could be precursors to SCC. Fig. 1. Potential target cells for origin of cutaneous tumors in rodents and humans. Open circles represent integrin (-P1 or -P4) bright putative...

Vectors for Mammalian Cells

Viral-mediated transfer provides a convenient and efficient means of introducing eukaryotic genes into mammalian cells. This method involves the use of a number of viruses, such as simian virus 40 (SV40), bovine papilloma virus (BPV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and retrovirus. Baculovirus is also included, although insect cells are used as the host in this system. It is not necessary, however, to use a viral vector to express foreign genes in animal cells, particularly if transient expression (several days to weeks) is desired. Mammalian expression vectors for this purpose are derived from plasmid DNA carrying regulatory sequence from viruses.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus HIV

The cancers identified as being HIV-associated have been linked (with varying degrees of certainty) to other infectious agents. Kaposi sarcoma is caused by the newly discovered human herpesvirus 8. Certain types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma have been linked to infection with the EBV and HHV-8, and conjunctival carcinoma has been linked to human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in some studies, but not others (IARC, 1995 Newton, 1999a). Thus, infection with the HIV appears to facilitate the development of certain cancers with an infectious aetiology. It is not clear why other cancers which are caused by infections, such as hepatocellular carcinoma, are not also AIDS associated.

Clinical Features

Ductal papillomas are a rare group of benign papillary neoplasms of the large excretory duct. There are three major subtypes of ductal papillomas of salivary gland origin that are about equally rare intraductal papilloma, inverted ductal papilloma, and sialadenoma papilliferum. Intraductal papillomas are rare with only 40 cases reported using strict criteria 87 . They are typically a tumor of minor salivary duct origin, though tumors in the parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glands have been described 87, 99, 127, 148, 236, 271, 283, 321, 342, 614,

Aquilide APtaquiloside

The bracken fern, Pteridium aquilinum, is grown in many areas of the world and is eaten by residents of some countries, including Japan. However, haematuria with tumours of the urinary bladder are frequently observed in cows ingesting bracken fern in the fields in Turkey. Moreover, rats fed bracken fern develop tumours in the ileum, urinary bladder and mammary glands (Evans and Mason, 1965). It is also reported that a combination of papilloma virus and bracken fern could be involved in the development of the alimentary tract cancer in Scottish cattle.

Table 5 Criteria for evaluating chemopreventive efficacy in animal carcinogenesis models Conclusive evidence of

Papillomas, possible carcinomas Papillomas, possible carcinomas squamous papillomas Papillomas, condylomas Cervical dysplasia Abbreviations HPV, human papilloma virus TGF, transforming growth factor Abbreviations HPV, human papilloma virus TGF, transforming growth factor

Reducing the Risk of HIV Transmission Through Oral

The consequences of HIV infection are life-long, life-threatening, and extremely serious. Herpes and Human Papilloma Virus infections are treatable but not curable. Abstaining from oral, anal, and vaginal sex all together or having sex only with a mutually monogamous, uninfected partner are the only ways that individuals can be completely protected from the sexual transmission of HIV and other STDs. People who decide they will have oral sex can lower their risk of getting HIV or other STDs by using latex condoms and other barriers. For example, non-lubricated, flavored condoms are available. Other barriers include plastic food wrap or a dental dam, which may serve as a physical barrier to prevent transmission of HIV and many other STDs.

Prospects for Vaccination in Cancer Therapy

Early stage cancers could be much more responsive to therapeutic vaccination. However, this option has not yet been tested in greater detail, and further conclusions have to await the outcomes of thorough clinical vaccination trials with early-stage cancer patients. Prophylactic vaccinations would be ideal and are in fact promising prospects for cancers with a microbial etiology. Vaccination against human papilloma viruses is currently being tested for prevention of cervical carcinoma. Although it will take many more years before the efficacy of such prophylaxis can be assessed properly, the initial investigations indicate a substantial reduction of pre-cancerous conditions after vaccination.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Conditions to be considered in the differential diagnosis are florid squamous metaplasia in the bronchus or states associated with an inflammatory process, dysplasia, which if high grade can be very difficult to distinguish on a small biopsy, any benign lung tumour with squamous metaplasia on the surface, especially granular cell myoblastoma, benign squamous cell papilloma, tumours with a squamous component, such as carcinosarcoma, spindle cell sarcomas, metastatic tumours with a squamous appearance, including sarcomas, which can be primary or secondary, and meso-thelioma. Special stains, including mucins and cyto-keratins, are often helpful in determining the cell of origin and in some cases the site.

Functional genomics and drug discovery

The areas of drug development most profoundly impacted by RNA profiling of eukaryotic cells are perhaps the toxicological evaluation of drug candidates and the identification of biomarkers that may help predicting disease progression 128, 129 . However, RNA profiles of immune cells also stimulated the identification of new targets and the re-evaluation of existing drugs. Imiquimod, for example, a drug initially approved for the treatment of genital warts 130 , was recently found to stimulate murine macrophages through activation of TLR7 131 . This drug and other TLR agonists are now being evaluated for the treatment of a variety of viral and parasitic infections and certain cancers 130, 132 . While activation of TLRs is important for a proper immune response to many infections, (over-)stimulation of TLRs can also be detrimental to the host. An uncontrolled inflammatory response to bacterial infections can, for example, lead to septic shock, a frequent cause of death in intensive care...

Benign Tumors and Cysts

Cricoid Cartilage Cancer

Papillomas Papillomatosis is the result of a multicentric viral infection with the human papilloma virus. Papillomas occur either singly or as multiple, irregular tumor excrescences that generally arise from the true vocal cords.61 This tumor most often involves the superior surfaces or free margins of the vocal cords and, less commonly, occurs in the supraglottis and subglottis (Figure 4-48). Papillomas are divided into juvenile and adult groups, where those of the juvenile group often manifest as multiple lesions, most commonly found in the larynx. The papillomas may recur or may spread diffusely through the trachea, bronchi, and lungs following excision. In the lungs, sheets of squamous cells proliferate within alveoli, forming nodules that characteristically cavitate. The adult type of lesion often presents as a solitary mass, with a lesser propensi- figure 4-48 Squamous papilloma of the larynx. A, Lateral view of the neck illustrates a polypoid irregular mass in the supraglottic,...

Mucocutaneous diseases associated with hiv infection

Aids Infection Skin

Cutaneous disease may also be seen (Fig 18-4). Human papillomavirus infection, particularly condyloma acuminata ( Fig 18-5), may present as large, fungating lesions. Widespread flat warts have been observed. Oral hairy leukoplakia ( Fig 18 6), a mixed infection of Epstein-Barr virus and human papillomavirus, is usually asymptomatic and presents as filiform white papules or corrugated plaques on the lateral sides of the tongue. Complex viral and fungal lesions involving the skin may be hyperkeratotic, vegetating, or ulcerative in appearance. Herpes virus, papillomavirus, and fungal elements have been cultured or observed on biopsy.

The Impact of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Unplanned Pregnancy

The total cost of the most common STDs and their complications is conservatively estimated at 17 billion annually (USDHHS, 2000). Women generally suffer more serious STD complications than men, including pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, infertility, chronic pelvic pain, and cervical cancer from the human papilloma virus (USDHHS, 2000). Another factor which complicates control is the lag time between infection and complications. Often, a long interval sometimes years occurs between acquiring a sexually transmitted infection and recognizing a clinically significant health problem. Examples are cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), liver cancer caused by hepatitis B virus infection, and infertility and ectopic pregnancy resulting from unrecognized or undiagnosed chlamydia or gonorrhea. The original infection often is asymptomatic, and, as a result, people frequently do not perceive a connection between the original sexually acquired infection and the...

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Regulation in a Lysogen

Can replicate as part of a host chromosome, but they carry out a productive cycle of infection while inserted. When retroviruses are carried permanently in an inactive state, it is generally because either the virus has mutated to a defective form or the particular host cell type is unable to support a complete infectious cycle. The closest thing to lysogeny occurs with some of the nonintegrated viruses, such as papilloma and members of the Herpes family. In both these cases there seems to be a programmed potentiality either to be carried as a plasmid (analogous to P1) or to initiate a productive infection that culminates in virus liberation and cell death. In some of the herpesviruses this occurs in nondividing nerve cells, where the plasmid form need not replicate to persist however, Epstein-Barr virus can establish a carried state in replicating lymphocytes.

Evaluation of Cell Morphology

While numerous studies point to the high specificity of NAF cytology in breast cancer diagnosis (King et al., 1975 Papanicolaou et al., 1958 Sauter et al., 1997), cytologic findings are occasionally difficult to interpret. Perhaps the chief difficulty is in the differentiation of benign from malignant papillary growths. This dilemma is found primarily in the cytologic evaluation of SND, which is often the result of a benign papilloma on histopathologic review which can appear suspicious for carcinoma to the cytopathologist not highly familiar with NAF and SND cytologic evaluation (Papanicolaou et al., 1958 Sauter et al., in press-b).

Dangerous and Deadly Consequences

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) An estimated 5,500,000 new infections each year Sexually transmitted HPV is the single most important risk factor for cervical cancer, which was responsible for approximately 5,000 deaths in American women in 1995. Pap smears can identify early signs of cell abnormalities and precancerous conditions. In addition, there are non-cancer-inducing types of HPV that cause genital warts. There are many treatments, but no cures for genital warts. The warts may go away, but the virus remains and others can be infected. There are likely more than 20 million Americans infected with HPV.

Category C Severely Symptomatic

Initial laboratory studies should include CD4+ CD8+ counts (absolute cell counts and percentages) and, if possible, HIV-1 RNA levels. CBC with differential count, electrolyte and liver function panel, hepatitis screen, reactive protein reagin (RPR) or VDRL, anti-toxoplasma IgG antibodies purified protein derivative (PPD) with anergy panel, and chest x-ray should also be obtained. Ophthalmologics, dental, and gynecological examinations (including a PAP smear, chlamydia and gonorrhea studies) should be pursued. The stage of HIV-1 infection will then determine follow-up, prophylaxis, and therapeutic strategies.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Including HIV

Latex condoms, when used consistently and correctly, are highly effective in preventing transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In addition, correct and consistent use of latex condoms can reduce the risk of other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including discharge and genital ulcer diseases. While the effect of condoms in preventing human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is unknown, condom use has been associated with a lower rate of cervical cancer, an HPV-associated disease. There are two primary ways that STDs can be transmitted. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), as well as gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis - the discharge diseases - are transmitted when infected semen or vaginal fluids contact mucosal surfaces (e.g., the male urethra, the vagina or cervix). In contrast, genital ulcer diseases - genital herpes, syphilis, and chancroid - and human papillomavirus are primarily transmitted through contact with infected skin or mucosal surfaces. The following...

Preoperative Workup

Staging system for inverted papilloma 5 Classification of inverted papilloma following preoperative workup has been advocated in order to facilitate standardization when reporting outcomes. A popular staging system has been proposed by Krouse 5 and is based on the degree of involvement of the paranasal sinuses (Table 12.1). Another classification system described by Han et al. 2 has been advocated to help guide surgical treatment.

Which of my partners need to know about this

Human Papillomavirus (genital warts) Examination of sex partners is not necessary although sex partners may benefit from examination to assess the presence of genital warts and other STDs. Female sex partners of patients who have genital warts should be reminded that cytologic screening for cervical cancer is recommended for all sexually active women. (see page 56 of MMWR 51 RR-6, 10 May 2002)

Tumours of the Nasopharynx Clinical Features

Squamous Papillomas These are benign exophytic tumours with no association with human papillomavirus (HPV) and are seen in the oropharynx, larynx and trachea. They are covered by a bland, stratified, keratinizing squamous epithelium lining a fibrovascular core. Schneiderian Papillomas The ciliated columnar epithelium lining most of the nasal and paranasal cavity is called the Schneiderian membrane. The commonest tumour arising from this epithelium is the inverted Schneiderian papilloma, seen most commonly on the lateral nasal wall in the paranasal sinuses. They present as nasal polyps growing through the lateral wall within the maxillary or ethmoid sinuses. The nests of epithelium grow down into the underlying stroma with dilated ductal structures lined by multiple layers of epithelium. The epithelium may be squamous, ciliated, columnar or transitional and is often thick, being sometimes over 20 layers or more (Figure 6 see colour plate section). Mitoses are usually confined to the...

How can I protect myself from STDs

Outer-course is non-penetrative contact, such as massaging, hugging, and kissing. Non-penetrative contact vs. intercourse can eliminate transmission risk for chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV. However, herpes virus and Human Papillomavirus may be transmitted by non-penetrative contact, even if no lesions are visible. Monogamy

Virion Structure

Whereas smaller DNA viruses, such as SV40, Polyoma, Papilloma and Adenoviruses, are nonenveloped, all the herpesviruses have an outer envelope and within this, a capsid that contains the viral DNA. By electron microscopy (EM), in composition and appearance EBV resembles a typical herpesvirus with a toroid-shaped protein core wrapped with genomic DNA, as shown in Figure 7. Its nucleocapsid is composed of 162 capsomeres and its outer envelope is made up of glycoprotein (gp) spikes, many of which are composed of a 220 350-kDa protein, the principal target of a virus-neutralizing antibody response. Size variation of this protein reflects the number of glycosylated amino acid residues it contains. To date, gp220 350 is still the prime candidate for producing an EBV vaccine that might prevent, or delay, infection in vivo. The high lipid content of the envelope results in relative instability of EB virions at room temperature, and their rapid inactivation by lipid solvents, such as ether and...


Epstein-Barr virus Hepatitis C virus Human papilloma virus To attempt to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer, research has resulted in the development of vaccines for the human papilloma virus. However, any vaccination would have to take place before a girl became sexually active to maximize its effectiveness (Richards, 2006).


Treatment of inverted papilloma requires surgical excision, for which endoscopic management is becoming the approach of choice owing to its numerous advantages. The key to successful treatment is locating the specific site of tumor origin and its attachment, defining the extension of the tumor and completely removing all affected tissue. For selected tumors, endoscopic medial maxillectomy is required for complete resection. Preliminary outcomes of the endoscopic approach are comparable to those of the traditional external approach. Long-term follow-up studies which take into account the tumor stage are required, however, to accurately compare the two techniques.


Dolgin, S.R., et al. (1992) Different options for treatment of inverting papilloma of the nose and paranasal sinuses a report of 41 cases. Laryngoscope. 102(3) p. 231-6. 7. Dubin, M.G., et al. (2005), Staged endoscopic and combined open endoscopic approach in the management of inverted papilloma of the frontal sinus. Am J Rhinol 19(5) p. 442-5. 11. Jameson, M.J. and S.E. Kountakis, (2005) Endoscopic management of extensive inverted papilloma. Am J Rhi-nol. 19(5) p. 446-51. 13. Kraft, M., et al., (2003) Long-term results of endonasal sinus surgery in sinonasal papillomas. Laryngoscope 113(9) p. 1541-7. 14. Lawson, W., et al., (1995), Inverted papilloma a report of 112 cases. Laryngoscope 105(3 Pt 1) p. 282-8. 15. Lawson, W., M.R. Kaufman, and H.F. Biller, (2003) Treatment outcomes in the management of inverted papilloma an analysis of 160 cases. Laryngoscope 113(9) p. 1548-56. 16. Lee, T.J., S.F. Huang, and C.C. Huang, (2004) Tailored en-doscopic surgery for the treatment of sinonasal...

Caldwell Luc

The use of the Caldwell-Luc approach to the maxillary sinus is essentially of little utility in the management of inflammatory sinus disease. In patients with neoplastic processes, including inverted papilloma, the Caldwell-Luc approach is an ideal adjunct to the endoscopic approach, especially in those tumors with anterior or lateral attachment. For this reason a brief description of the procedure is presented since it has already been well described 1, 3 . An incision is made in the upper gingivobuccal sulcus leav

Risk Factors

Age is a risk factor as anal canal cancer occurs most commonly in the sixth and seventh decades (mean age 62). For anal canal lesions, there is significant female predominance with a female to male ratio of 5 1. For anal margin lesions, the sexual predominance is just the opposite with a 4 1 male to female ratio. This may be due to the association between human papilloma virus virus, homosexual, anal receptive intercourse, and malignant neoplasms of the anal margin. Like cervical cancer, human papilloma virus has been implicated in the patho-genesis of squamous cell carcinoma of the anal margin and the anal canal. Epide-miologic and demographic data support the claim that individuals at risk for human papilloma virus transmission are also at risk for anal carcinoma. Both anal and cervical cancer are associated with certain genotypes of the human papilloma virus. There have been approximately 60 genotypes identified, 20 of which affect the anal and genital regions. Types 16 and 18 have...

The Future

As for prevention of cancers caused by infections, it is clear that vaccination programmes, although ultimately cost effective, require a long-term commitment, involving substantial investment of time, money and effort. In the meantime, an understanding of the biology and epidemiology of the relevant infections is essential to reduce the associated cancer burden in other ways. In certain circumstances, many infections can be avoided by behaviour modification or screening of blood products, for example. In addition, the risk of transmission of an infection from a pregnant mother to her child may be reduced with changes in breast-feeding behaviour or the use of anti-viral therapies. Perhaps one of the most exciting possibilities involves the introduction of HPV testing within the framework of the cervical screening programme, as a means of identifying women at high risk of disease, for intensive follow-up.

Verrucous Carcinoma

A spectrum of disease exists beginning with benign anogenital warts and ending with invasive epidermoid carcinoma. Somewhere in the transition from benign to malignant disease fits the giant condyloma acuminatum or Buschke-Lowenstein tumor. These terms generally refer to a low grade verrucous carcinoma which has developed in a giant genital wart. Microscopically, the lesion appears benign but clinically it is locally aggressive. These lesions are often greater than 10 cm and may reach enormous size invading and destroying local tissues to include the anal sphincters, and into the pelvic cavity. Metastases are generally not reported.

Pcr Technology

Abbreviations RT-PCR reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction PSA prostate-specific antigen PSMA prostate-specific membrane antigen CEA carcinoembryonic antigen AFP alpha fetoprotein PGP 9.5 neuroendocrine protein gene product EWS Ewing sarcoma SCC squamous cell carcinoma HPV human papilloma virus TGB thyroglobulin TPO thyroid peroxidase. Except for those molecules labeled with 0 all other markers are tissue specific.


Cancer of the lower lip is strongly related to excessive exposure to ultraviolet light with a wavelength range of 2900-3200 A, especially in fair-skinned individuals. Actinic cheilitis, similar in name and biology to actinic keratosis of the skin, represents the premalignant clinical condition. Just as in the skin, extensive damage is done to the collagen in the lamina propria (solar elastosis), but whether or not this event has any influence on epithelial transformation is unknown. Exposure to therapeutic X-irradiation is associated with an increased risk for the development of both carcinomas and sarcomas. Evidence of infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) has been found in clinically normal oral mucosa, benign and malignant neoplasms that arise from it, and some of the metastatic tumours. About 35 of oral cavity tumours have been found to contain HPV, usually the 'high-risk' types of the virus. HPV positivity correlates with age (< 60 years) and gender (male), but not with...

Epithelial Tumours

The lower anal canal is lined by squamous epithelium. Squamous cell carcinoma may arise from this site. Although uncommon, the frequency of this cancer is increasing in both males and females. Human papillomavirus (types 16 and 18) has been implicated in the aetiology risk factors and mechanisms are similar to those underlying squamous cell carcinoma of the female genital tract (see the chapter Systemic Oncology of the Female Reproductive System).

Colloid Cysts

Patients may have weakness in the legs not associated with loss of consciousness, headache that is progressive, or paradoxical lightning headache that is relieved by positional changes of the head. Papilledema may be present on examination. Occasionally, patients with colloid cysts present with symptoms consistent with normal pressure hydrocephalus. Imaging with noncontrast CT demonstrates ventricular obstruction and dilatation with a hyperdense mass in the third ventricle. Coronal MRI usually demonstrates the mass in the anterior third ventricle. These tumors can be confused with basilar aneurysms or choroid plexus papilloma, although these lesions are not as hyperdense on noncontrast neuroradiological studies. Management includes immediate attention to hydrocephalus, often with ventricular drainage. Early surgical intervention is recommended to prevent neurological deterioration. y

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An upward proliferation of the papillae, which is seen histologically in nevus verrucosus, senile keratosis, seborrheic keratosis, verruca vulgaris, and acanthosis nigricans. Papillomatoses. Three forms of papillomatoses have been described, and all are very rare. Papillomatosis, oral, florid. Also called verrucous carcinoma of the oral mucosa, consisting of white keratotic lesions that may cause much local destruction but usually do not metastasize. Papillomatosis. See confluent and reticulated papillomatosis of Gougerot-Carteaud.

Acquired Lesions

Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis due to the human papilloma virus causes wart-like excrescences in the larynx and trachea, in children as well as in adults. Patients present with hoarseness, a weakened cry, cough, respiratory infections, choking, and obstruction of progressive severity. The disease is vertically transmitted in children. Present treatment is repeated laser vaporization. Multiple antiviral adjuvants have been tried, including interferon. Although most children enter spontaneous remission, recurrences do emerge. Malignant degeneration has rarely been reported in children.52


Primary SCC of the trachea may be exophytic or ulcerative, localized or longitudinally infiltrating, or less commonly, may show multiple areas of involvement scattered throughout the trachea (Figures 7-1, 7-2 and Figures 4 and 5, Color Plate 12). Invasive squamous cancer may also be found deep within what appears to be an area of papillomatous change, which on superficial biopsy reveals apparently in situ carcinoma. If such a lesion is grossly visible, it often does have deeper areas of invasive carcinoma. Squamous papilloma

Surgical Technique

The key to the success of endoscopic surgery for the management of inverted papilloma is locating the specific site of tumor origin and its attachment, defining the extension of the tumor, and completely removing all affected tissue 7 . Intraoperative endo-scopic evaluation is essential in delineating the origin of attachment and the extent of the tumor. It may be determined whether the tumor has invaded tissue, or has simply dumbbelled into the sinus with associated retention of secretions 9 . Endoscopic evaluation is considerably better than a CT scan in its ability to differentiate between disease and normal membranes and therefore has a better specificity 13 . Normal-appearing mucous membranes found on endoscopic examination can be spared. Fig. 12.8. Left nasal cavity 2 years after endoscopic medial maxillectomy for inverted papilloma Fig. 12.8. Left nasal cavity 2 years after endoscopic medial maxillectomy for inverted papilloma

Erythema infectiosum

Anogenital warts in children. Arch Dermatol 1990 126 1575. Drake LA, Ceilley RI, et al. Guidelines of care for warts Human papillomavirus. J Am Acad Dermatol 1995 32 1. Edwards L, Ferenczy A, Eron L, et al. Self-administered topical 5 imiquimod cream for external anogenital warts. Arch Dermatol 1998 134 25. Genital Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Infection. Arch Dermatol 1998 134. Gross G, Von Krogh G. Human papillomavirus infections in dermatovenereology. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, 1997. Ling MR. Therapy of genital papillomavirus infections II. Methods of treatment. Int J Dermatol 1992 31 769. Majewski S, Joblonska S. Human papillomavirus-associated tumors of the skin and mucosa. J Am Acad Dermatol 1997 36 5.

Papules Nodules

Warts caused by the human papilloma virus are transmitted by contact. They may dissipate without therapy. When they are noted in the genitalia sexual abuse should be considered. papillomatous. If they are black, multicolored, large (3 6 mm), or irregular in border, an excisional biopsy should be considered.

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Small, round, sharply circumscribed masses that appear to form a stacked arrangement within a duct system and usually enhance markedly after contrast injection are most likely to be papillomas, especially if they do not blend to form an intraductal cord on delayed dynamic images. Usually the surrounding duct system is visible on T2-weighted images as a result of ductal dilatation and engorgement. The masses within the duct may show all types of enhancement patterns ranging from gradual progressive enhancement to malignant-type wash-in and washout. Intraductal masses may obstruct the duct lumen, leading to dilatation and engorgement. In our experience, the obstructing lesions are almost always papillomas and almost never intraductal carcinomas, and therefore this sign is more likely to indicate a benign lesion. Malignant lesions are apparently permeable and do not tend to cause duct obstruction. The duct nonobstruction sign is basically the opposite of the duct obstruction sign. In our...

What are STDs

Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, are diseases you can get by having sex - vaginal, oral, or anal - with someone who is already infected. STDs are caused by bacteria or viruses that are spread through blood, semen and vaginal fluids. Some STDs, like herpes and genital warts, are also spread simply by touching infected skin. If a woman is pregnant and has an STD, she and her developing baby may both be affected. Anyone who is sexually active can get an STD.

General Features

Understanding of the causes of anal cancer has evolved. Early studies suggested that it was associated with poor hygiene and poverty. Later studies indicated that an excess risk of developing anal carcinoma was related to sexual activity. Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of these tumors. Sexual Activity per 100,000 before the HIV epidemic. 1 ' Epidemiologic parallels were noted between carcinomas at several anogenital sites, suggesting common causative agents.1 ' A case-control study demonstrated that anal receptive intercourse and genital wart infection were highly significant risk factors in men, whereas in women only, genital wart infection was associated anal intercourse was not.1 ' Human Papillomaviruses and Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Sexual health

STIs are on the increase, with many showing steep rises in recent years. Sexual intercourse without using a condom (outside of a life-long faithful partnership) brings the risk of an STI. Some STIs can be extremely serious, with complications leading to chronic disease, infertility and, in some cases, death. The global rise of HIV AIDS is now widely recognized and the number of young people in the UK becoming infected with HIV through sexual intercourse is rising dramatically, amongst girls in particular (PHLS Aids Centre and the Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health 2002). Other infections are, however, less commonly discussed. The prevalence of chlamydia, which can have severe effects on both male and female fertility, is now above one in ten in some parts of the world the highest rates in the UK are amongst 16 to 19-year-old females and 20 to 24-year-old males (Health Protection Agency 2004a). Another very prevalent infection, human papillomavirus (HPV), can result...

Health Screening

Although vaccines have been developed against the human papilloma virus (the commonest cause of cervical cancer), they are not yet widely available. Even when they do become more widely used, for example as part of a possible vaccination programme, the cervical screening programme will need to continue for many more years to take account of women who have already been exposed to the virus (Richards, 2006).