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asked in category: General Last Updated: 23rd January, 2020

What does HPV cytopathic effect mean?

Cytopathic effect or cytopathogenic effect (abbreviated CPE) refers to structural changes in host cells that are caused by viral invasion. The infecting virus causes lysis of the host cell or when the cell dies without lysis due to an inability to reproduce. Both of these effects occur due to CPEs.

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Then, what does Koilocytosis indicate?

Koilocytes, also known as halo cells, are a type of epithelial cell that develops following a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. For instance, their nuclei, which contain the cell's DNA, are an irregular size, shape, or color. Koilocytosis is a term that refers to the preasence of koilocytes.

Likewise, how does HPV lead to cancer? When you're exposed to genital human papillomavirus (HPV), your immune system usually prevents the virus from doing serious harm. But sometimes, the virus survives for years. Eventually, the virus can lead to the conversion of normal cells on the surface of the cervix into cancerous cells.

Considering this, how quickly does HPV cause abnormal cells?

Abnormal Pap Smears are typically caused by strains of the Human Papilloma Virus, HPV. An abnormal pap smear result does not mean you have cervical cancer. High risk strains can cause more serious cellular changes. Typically, both high and low risk strains of HPV go away within 24 months.

How are cytopathic effects detected?

A serological diagnosis can be made by the detection of rising titers of antibody between acute and convalescent stages of infection, or the detection of Immunoglobulin M (IgM). Cytopathic effect induces cellular changes that are noticed as the monolayer cells deteriorate as a result of the viral infection.

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