RESEARCH ARTICLE


The Importance of Vaccination Against HPV



Tasneem F. Mohammad*, Craig G. Burkhart
University of Toledo College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Section Dermatology, 2341 Old Stone Ct. Apt. 6, Toledo, OH 43614, USA


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* Address correspondence to this author at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Section Dermatology, 2341 Old Stone Ct. Apt. 6, Toledo, OH 43614, USA; Tel: (31) 550-8412; E-mails: tasneem mohammad@rockets.utoledo.edu, tasneem646@gmail.com


Abstract

The human papillomavirus is a DNA virus that is involved in the pathogenesis of several benign and malignant lesions. Although numerous types of HPV exist, vaccines currently target HPV’s 6, 11, 16, and 18, which are the most commonly implicated in verrucae and oral-genital neoplasms. Although the HPV vaccine has been recommended as part of the vaccination schedule in adolescents for several years, widespread inoculation has not yet become common practice. It is imperative that vaccination be more broadly instituted to decrease the incidence of HPV related lesions in both males and females

Keywords: Vaccination, HPV.