Detection of human papillomavirus DNA on the fingers of patients with genital warts.

@article{Sonnex1999DetectionOH,
  title={Detection of human papillomavirus DNA on the fingers of patients with genital warts.},
  author={Christopher Sonnex and Susanne Strauss and Jim J. Gray},
  journal={Sexually transmitted infections},
  year={1999},
  volume={75 5},
  pages={317-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether patients with genital warts carry human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA on their fingers. METHODS 14 men and eight women with genital warts had cytobrush samples taken from genital lesions, finger tips, and tips of finger nails. Samples were examined for the presence of HPV DNA by the polymerase chain reaction. RESULTS HPV DNA was detected in all female genital samples and in 13/14 male genital samples. HPV DNA was detected in the finger brush samples of three women… CONTINUE READING