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Does the type of HPV that causes genital warts also cause mouth warts?

Does the type of HPV that causes genital warts also cause mouth warts?

Rarely: Genital HPV warts are usually limited to the genital skin. In certain conditions like HIV which can severely weaken the body's immune system, HPV associated warts can occur on the vermillion or red part of the lips. When warts occur on the normal skin beyond the lips, it is a different wart virus strain,the one that produces the common wart. ...Read more

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A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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Are warts caused by the herpes virus?

Are warts caused by the herpes virus?

No: Warts are caused by viruses in the human papillomavirus family. ...Read more

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Is HPV that causes abnormal cell changes the same HPV that causes gentian warts?

Is HPV that causes abnormal cell changes the same HPV that causes gentian warts?

Yes and no: There are a couple of hundred subtypes of hpv. Some types cause warts and some cause cancer or pre cancerous cells of the cervix. ...Read more

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Does the same virus that causes genital herpes cause cold sores?

Does the same virus that causes genital herpes cause cold sores?

Herpes Transmission: Herpes simplex virus (hsv) has two types: type i generally infects the mouth and produces "fever blisters". Type ii more commonly is genital. However, performing oral sex on someone infected with hsv i or ii can result in oral herpes. There are blood tests that can quickly determine if you've been infected with either strain. Antivirals help to reduce shedding and infection. ...Read more

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Is the herpes simplex virus related to the coxsackie virus?

Is the herpes simplex virus related to the coxsackie virus?

No: Coxackie virus is an enterovirus ( like polio and echo virus) belongs to the Picornaviridae family. (RNA virus) Because it causes Herpangina, people may think is herpes, however it has nothing to do with Herpes. The herpes virus belongs to the Herpesviridae family (like chickenpox, zoster virus etc.). (DNA virus) ...Read more

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What are the different strains of HPV genital warts? Which is worse?

What are the different strains of HPV genital warts? Which is worse?

> 100 strains of HPV: 2 types HPV-16 & HPV-18 are responsible more cancers of cervix, vagina introitus & penis than any of the others. Thus are the worst. Cancer takes 15 - 20 years to develop. Check www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/HPV ...Read more

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Do all strains of HVP cause warts? Is sexual contact the only way HVP warts occur?

Do all strains of HVP cause warts?  Is sexual contact the only way HVP warts occur?

Not clinically: There are two well known HPV strains that are clinically associated with genital warts.These are passed by genital to genital contact.There are dozens of HPV strains that do not produce genital warts & at least 7 associated with cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Is there a link between Herpes Simplex Virus that causes a Herpetic Whitlow and The chicken pox virus?

Is there a link between Herpes Simplex Virus that causes a Herpetic Whitlow and The chicken pox virus?

Herpes cousins: Actually yes indeed. The virus that causes herpetic whitlow- usually HSV-1 (but sometimes HSV-2) is related to the same virus that causes chicken pox. We call that virus VZV or varicella zoster virus. These viruses are found in the 'herpes' family of viruses. Great observation. I hope though you're not suffering too badly from these nasty viruses. There is a chickenpox vaccine out there BTW. ...Read more

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Could HPV from plantar warts spread into genital warts by masturbating?

No: No, i don't think so. They are very different and i don't believe, ever spread as you've asked. Both are easily treated by acid or coagulation. A doctor will treat the genital warts ... Over the counter treatments for plantar warts are effective. All the best, peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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Could warts be a sign of the dangerous HPV virus?

Could warts be a sign of the dangerous HPV virus?

There are a large #: Of different human papilloma viruses that cause warts on different areas of the body. Only some of the types are associated w cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Can the version of HPV that causes cervical cancer be contagious or give you genital warts ?

Can the version of HPV that causes cervical cancer be contagious or give you genital warts ?

Different strains : There are over 120 extreme's of hpv. Types 16 and 18 are the most common that cause cervical cancer. Six and 11 are the most common types that cause genital warts. ...Read more

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There are many strains of hpv..Do all strains cause genital warts?

No not all strains: Not all strains of hpv cause genital warts.But it can be prevented by hpv vaccine which is given to boys and girls from 9 to 23 years of age to prevent genital warts. ...Read more

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Could the genital warts virus be passed on even there are no symptoms (outbreaks)?

Rare but yes...: Most outbreaks are passed during visible outbreaks. However, the HPV is a family of viruses well known for their ability to hibernate and reappear and potentially shed without visible lesions. ...Read more

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Which virus causes rabies?

Rabies virus: The lyssavirus genus of the rhabdoviridae family. ...Read more

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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more