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human papillomavirus


Human papillomavirus (HPV viruses) are numbered. For example, HPV-1 and HPV-2 cause common skin warts while HPV-16 and 18 cause most cervical cancers.
  one of over 100 related viruses some of which cause warts on the hands and feet, others which cause genital warts, and even cancer — especially cervical cancer
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Often called HPV.
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  • Human papillomavirus (HPV viruses) are numbered. For example, HPV-1 and HPV-2 cause common skin warts while HPV-16 and 18 cause most cervical cancers.
  • In 1984 a German virologist named Harald zur Hausen discovered a new strain of a sexually transmitted virus called Human Papilloma Virus 18 (HPV-18).
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • 5 (1984); R. A. Jesudasan et al., "Rearrangement of Chromosome Band nqi3 in HeLa Cells," Anticancer Research 14 (1994); N. C. Popescu et al., "Integration Sites of Human Papillomavirus 18 DNA Sequences on HeLa Cell Chromosomes," Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics 44 (1987); and E. S. Srivatsan et al., "Loss of Heterozygosity for Alleles on Chromosome 11 in Cervical Carcinoma," American Journal of Human Genetics 49 (1991).
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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Associated words [difficulty]:   human papillomavirus [9] , tetanus [4] , embolism [7]
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