Pennsylvania: Allegheny General to Lead Genetic Study of Papilloma Virus
June 3, 2003
Dr. Farrel Buchinsky of Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh is leading a five-year study of genetic links to the STD human papilloma virus. More than 50 million people in the United States are infected with the virus, according to CDC. Buchinsky's study focuses on recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, which can be passed to an unborn child during delivery and causes wart growth on the larynx and possibly in the trachea and lungs. Buchinsky said he hopes the study's findings lead to better treatment and possibly a cure. About 400 patients and their parents are being recruited from hospitals. The National Institutes of Health provided a $1 million grant for the study.Adapted from:
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