Monday, August 1, 2011

A Link Between Warts and Skin Cancer?

Warts are troublesome and stubborn infections caused by different subtypes of the human papillomavirus (HPV). However, a new study in the British Journal of Dermatology noted that infection with certain subtypes of HPV significantly increased the risk for developing additional skin cancers in patients who already had a skin cancer history. A higher incidence of squamous cell carcinoma skin cancer was seen in infected patients compared to non-infected patients.

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