The relationship between HPV and autoimmune diseases has mostly been evaluated via systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
The high prevalence of high-risk HPV, multiple HPV infections and increased risk of high-grade cervical dysplasia have been demonstrated in SLE patients (Tam et al.
Can HPV cause autoimmune disease?
These chronic lesions are difficult to manage and are non-curable. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a DNA virus that infects the squamous epithelium of the skin or mucosa. It causes both asymptomatic infections and various benign and malignant conditions. We hypothesize that HPV is related to oral autoimmune conditions.
Are warts a sign of autoimmune disease?
Warts are skin bumps caused by a virus-HPV (Human Papillomavirus). Those with diabetes, autoimmune diseases or are immunosuppressed in some way may not be able to fight off the HPV virus without the help of a healthcare provider.
Can HPV trigger lupus?
The human papillomavirus, or HPV, can cause cervical, vulvar, vaginal, and anal cancers; precancerous lesions; and genital warts. Dhar and her colleagues have published data showing that women with lupus are at increased risk for both cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer.
Can HPV cause rheumatoid arthritis?
The majority of cervical cancer cases are caused by the human papillomavirus virus (HPV) — or so we thought. Lately other links have been investigated and among them, rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Now, RA has been shown to be associated with cervical cancer.