Case Study on Human Papillomavirus. Teresa Dominguez LaTasha Hardy Francisca Mata. Case Study Overview. 25-five-year-old carpenter. Several hyperkeratotic papules (warts) on Palm inside of index finger. Do not change size. Cause only minimal discomfort.
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Non-cancerous skin growths in the epidermis
Caused mostly by HPV-1, 2 and 4
Usually skin-colored and feel rough to the
Foot (planar) warts
Fig. 2 More extreme case of
Will this virus infection spread to
other body parts?
Transmission via contact
Infection of basal cells of epidermis
Breach in the skin predisposing factor
There is a possibility of spreading warts to other parts of your body through breaks in the skin.
After its disappearance, is the infection
likely to be completely resolved
or persist in the host?
Once infected with a specific HPV type,
it is unlikely
Can present with numerous treatment
Recurrent infections with same HPV type
computer colorized EM image of Papillomavirus capsid
Genomic organization of HPV-16
What is known
This type of HPV is not associated with human cancer
HPV-2 (hand warts)
Common skin wart
Does not cause genital warts
Not associated with development of cancer
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