|Document ID (ISN)||63295|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0140-6736 - Lancet
|Convention or series no.
||Warts in butchers - A cause for concern?
||7 May 1994, Vol.343, No.8906, p.1114. 8 ref.
||Warts caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) are common on the hands of workers in the meat industry; one particular viral type, HPV7, predominates. Studies have found no relation between the excess prevalence of warts among these workers and a number of factors and it was concluded that some constituent of meat may enhance the effect of HPV7. Other studies have indicated a relation between butchers' warts and an apparent increase in the occurrence of lung cancer found in those who handle fresh rather than chilled meat. Further clarification of these studies is required.
||viruses; meat industry; warts; occupation disease relation
||meat; epidemiologic study; lung cancer
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)