Cutaneous human papillomaviruses persist on healthy skin.

@article{Hazard2007CutaneousHP,
  title={Cutaneous human papillomaviruses persist on healthy skin.},
  author={Kristina Hazard and Anna Carin Karlsson and Kristin Andersson and Henrietta Ekberg and Joakim Dillner and Ola Forslund},
  journal={The Journal of investigative dermatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={127 1},
  pages={
          116-9
        }
}
Cutaneous human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are frequently found in healthy skin and have also been implicated in non-melanoma skin cancer. For genital HPV types, a persistent infection with one of the high-risk types is a prerequisite for the development of cervical cancer. However, there is only limited data on whether infections with cutaneous HPV types persist over time. Serial forehead swab samples collected from 63 volunteers (42 healthy individuals and 31 renal transplant recipients (RTRs… CONTINUE READING
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