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J Clin Microbiol. 1993 Sep;31(9):2547-9.

Human papillomavirus and cutaneous warts in meat handlers.

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Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Abstract

The association of papillomavirus and hand warts in meat handlers was examined. Human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA was found in 23 (88%) of 26 cutaneous warts, with HPV 7 (27%) and a yet unidentified HPV (HPV X) (42%) being the predominant types. HPV 2 was found in two (7.5%) patients, and HPV 4 was found in three (11.5%) patients. No bovine papillomavirus sequences were detected. In most patients, the warts developed in less than 2 years after they started working with meat. A possible HPV transmission route by protection gloves and professional equipment is suggested.

PMID:
8408588
PMCID:
PMC265812
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