-Most likely through the upper respiratory tract (Fifth disease)
-Trans-placental (Non-immune hydrops fetalis)
-Blood transfusion (transient aplastic crisis)
What is the prevention and treatment of parvovirus B19?
-No treatment except for RBC transfusion in transient aplastic crisis
-Vaccine is currently being tested
What is HPV?
-ds DNA naked capsid virus
-More than 100 DNA types, not serotypes, can not be grown in tissue culture cells
What are the three types of warts caused by HPV?
-Common warts, kids
-Plantar warts: sole of feet or palm of hand
-Veneral warts: genital area: vagina, penis, anus. Also called condyloma acuminata.
Most prevalent viral STD
More prevalent than genital herpes STD
What is the association of HPV and cancer?
While most warts are benign and usually regress, or can be removed by surgery or by freezing them off with liquid N2, patients with certain strains of venereal warts are predisposed to cervical or anal cancer