by sexual contact transmittable infection, caused by HPV,
a small DNA virus (image 1). HPV infects cornified and non-cornified
as well as transitional epithelia.
Human papilloma virus (HPV), wart virus
warts, anal warts
warts, moist warts, flat warts
100 HPV types have been identified by gene sequencing or PCR.
Approximately 40 HPV types have been detected in the lower
genital tract, most commonly types 6 and 11, which are also
characteristically found in oral and laryngeal papillomata.
Genital HPV types have been classified in three risk groups,
according to the strength of association with genital neoplasia,
i.e. low risk (HPV 6/11), intermediate risk (HPV 31/33/35),
and high risk types (HPV 16/18).
two to four months, but often ranges from two weeks to eight
months. Some infected patients may not develop visible warts
or flat warts for many years.