Detection of papillomavirus in equine periocular and penile squamous cell carcinoma.

  title={Detection of papillomavirus in equine periocular and penile squamous cell carcinoma.},
  author={Kimberly M. Newkirk and Diane V . H. Hendrix and Eman A. Anis and Barton W. Rohrbach and Eugene J Ehrhart and Jerry A Lyons and Stephen A. Kania},
  journal={Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc},
  volume={26 1},
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common tumor arising in the periocular and penile areas of horses. Both ultraviolet radiation and papillomaviruses have been implicated in the pathogenesis of SCC in various species, including the horse. This retrospective study used polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect papillomavirus DNA in archival biopsy samples from equine periocular and penile SCC from 3 different geographic areas (northeast, southeast, and central United States). Forty-two… CONTINUE READING
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