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What causes papillomatosis of the vocal cords in a child?

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Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics
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In brief: HPV

Human papilloma virus (hpv) causes papillomas on the vocal cords in infants and older children.
Please discuss the likely method of acquisition and any treatment with your child's doctor. There are over 60 strains of hpv that can cause laryngeal papillomatosis. Perhaps in the future the hpv vaccine might be able to provide some measure of prevention.

In brief: HPV

Human papilloma virus (hpv) causes papillomas on the vocal cords in infants and older children.
Please discuss the likely method of acquisition and any treatment with your child's doctor. There are over 60 strains of hpv that can cause laryngeal papillomatosis. Perhaps in the future the hpv vaccine might be able to provide some measure of prevention.
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Dr. Randolph Thomas
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Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Virus

This disease is caused by the hpv virus.
There are good treatments, but none are curative. The hpv vaccine should prevent offspring and immunized people from getting papillomas as the vaccine covers the strains that affect the larynx (vocal cords).

In brief: Virus

This disease is caused by the hpv virus.
There are good treatments, but none are curative. The hpv vaccine should prevent offspring and immunized people from getting papillomas as the vaccine covers the strains that affect the larynx (vocal cords).
Dr. James Sidman
Dr. James Sidman
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