Butcher's wart

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Butcher's wart is a cutaneous (skin) condition with a prevalence of 8.5% to 23.8% among butchers and other meat-handling professions[1] caused by a small group of viruses that infect the skin.[2]

An association with Human Papillomavirus 7 has been suggested.[3][4][5]

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  1. ^ De Peuter M, De Clercq B, Minette A, Lachapelle JM (1977). "An epidemiological survey of virus warts of the hands among butchers.". Br J Dermatol. 96 (4): 427–31. PMID 861180. doi:10.1159/000278232. 
  2. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  3. ^ de Villiers EM, Neumann C, Oltersdorf T, Fierlbeck G, zur Hausen H (August 1986). "Butcher's wart virus (HPV 7) infections in non-butchers". J. Invest. Dermatol. 87 (2): 236–8. PMID 3016103. doi:10.1111/1523-1747.ep12696619. 
  4. ^ Majewski S, Jablonska S, Favre M, Orth G (December 2001). "Human papillomavirus type 7 and butcher's warts". Arch Dermatol. 137 (12): 1655–6. PMID 11735725. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Porro AM, Alchorne MM, Mota GR, Michalany N, Pignatari AC, Souza IE (December 2003). "Detection and typing of human papillomavirus in cutaneous warts of patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1". Br. J. Dermatol. 149 (6): 1192–9. PMID 14674896. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2133.2003.05650.x.