Viral diseases of the skin: A sampling

Deba P Sarma, MD Omaha

Verruca vulgaris (Common wart)

Most commonly caused by Human papilloma virus: HPV-2 and -4

Condyloma acuminatum ( Genital and anal wart)

Low risk HPV

95% of genital warts caused by HPV-6 and -11 (low risk for cancer) HPV-16 and -18 (high risk for cervical and anal carcinoma)

Herpes simplex virus infection: Oral and genital herpes

Oral herpes caused by Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). Genital herpes caused by Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), rarely by HSV-1

Molluscum contagiosum

Caused by pox virus

Human orf ( Sheep handler’s disease)

Caused by parapox virus

Kaposi’s sarcoma

Caused by Human herpes virus 8 (HHV-8)

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