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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Print version ISSN 0365-0596
MARTELLI-MARZAGAO, Flavia et al. Clinical and histopathological characterization and typing of the human papillomavirus in common warts of kidney transplant recipients. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.5, pp. 743-746. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962010000500027.
The prevalence of skin lesions caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) is high in kidney transplant patients. Twenty recipients of kidney transplants with a diagnosis of common warts were evaluated. HPV detection was performed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using the MY09/MY11 and RK91 primers. HPV typing was performed by restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis and direct sequencing. The presence of HPV was identified in 10 patients (50%) and the types identified were HPV-2, 27, 29, 34 and 57.
Keywords : Human papillomavirus infections; Kidney transplant; Warts.