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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. reinhard.kirnbauer@meduniwien.ac.at

Abstract

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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