Common Clinical Manifestations of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Infection

A. Guerra-Tapia*, 1, E. González-Guerra2, C. Rodríguez-Cerdeira3
1 Dermatology Department, Hospital Doce de Octubre, Madrid, Spain
2 Infanta Cristina Hospital, Madrid, Spain
3 Dermatology Department, CHUVI & University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain

© 2009 Guerra-Tapia et al.

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The Papillomaviruses are DNA viruses which belong to the Papova family, having a great affinity for epithelial tissue. They can produce proliferative lesions either in the skin or mucosa, either in man or other animals. Various kinds of lesions, mainly benign, are caused by numerous types of human papillomavirus (HPV) involving the well-known verruca vulgaris, respiratory laryngeal papillomatosis, condylomata acuminata and focal epithelial hyperplasia, as well as a possible association with other alterations and lesions.

We present in this paper an update on common clinical manifestations and treatment of HPV infection.

Keywords: Verruca vulgaris, respiratory laryngeal papillomatosis, condiloma acuminatum, treatment.