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Low Prevalence of Oral and Nasal Human Papillomavirus in Employees Performing CO2-laser Evaporation of Genital Warts or Loop Electrode Excision Procedure of Cervical Dysplasia

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  4. Ano-genital warts are more than benign lesions

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  • Kristian Kofoed
  • Christina Norrbom
  • Ola Forslund
  • Charlotte Møller
  • Ligita P Frøding
  • Anders Elm Pedersen
  • Algirdas Markauskas
  • Maria Blomberg
  • Jane Baumgartner-Nielsen
  • Jakob Torp Madsen
  • Gitte Strauss
  • Klaus G Madsen
  • Carsten Sand
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Risk of human papillomavirus (HPV) transmission during laser vaporisation of genital warts or loop electrode excision procedure is controversial. An oral rinse, a nasal swabs, history of HPV related diseases and data on HPV exposure were collected from 287 employees at departments of dermato-venerology and gynaecology in Denmark. A mucosal HPV type was found among 5.8% of employees with experience of laser treatment of genital warts as compared to 1.7% of those with no experience (p = 0.12). HPV prevalence was not higher in employees participating in electrosurgical treatment or cryotherapy of genital warts, or loop electrode excision procedure compared with those who did not. HPV 6 or 11 were not detected in any samples. Hand warts after the age of 24 years was more common among dermatology than among non-dermatology personnel (18% vs. 8.0%, p = 0.03). Mucosal HPV types are infrequent in the oral and nasal cavity of health care personnel, however, employees at departments of dermato-venereology are at risk of acquiring hand warts.

Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Dermatovenereologica
Volume95
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)173-176
ISSN0001-5555
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Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2015

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