Tag: warts

Patient Basics: Warts

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Warts are small skin growths caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), which infects the top layer of skin. There are more than 40 different types of HPV. The wart virus can be transmitted from one person to another either by direct contact, or...
Image: PD 1. The incidence of an oncogenic-type oral HPV infection acquired in one year was 1.7%.  2. Of men with oncogenic-type oral HPV associated with oropharyngeal cancer, more than half were cleared of infection within one year, with a median infection duration of 6.3 months.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown:...
Image: PD 1. Immunogenicity in girls receiving 2 doses of the quadrivalent HPV vaccine was non-inferior to immunogenicity in young women receiving 3 doses at 7 months of follow-up.  2. The non-inferiority of the 2 doses regimen for HPV-18 in comparison to 3 doses regimen, as measured by antibody responses, did...
Image: PD 1. Having family members or classmates with cutaneous warts put school children at increased risk of developing warts themselves.  2. Use of public facilities, including swimming pools and public showers, did not significantly increase the risk of developing cutaneous warts in children.  Evidence Rating Level: 2  (Good) Study Rundown: Advice on...