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Hautarzt. 2009 Nov;60(11):878-80. doi: 10.1007/s00105-009-1803-4.

[HPV infections of the oral and genital mucosa. Possibilities for primary prevention].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Labor für Virale Onkologie (LVO), Abteilung für Immundermatologie und infektiöse Hautkrankheiten, Klinik für Dermatologie, Medizinische Universität Wien, Allgemeines Krankenhaus, 1090 Wien, Osterreich.


It is well accepted today that almost all cases of carcinoma of the cervix are caused by persistent infections with high-risk human papilloma viruses (HPV), especially through types HPV16 and HPV18 (ca. 70%). These same types are also responsible for some carcinomas of the vulva, anus, penis and oropharynx. This knowledge indicates that it should be possible to prevent these carcinomas if a majority of the causstive HPV infections can be prevented.

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