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Can a child obtain Hpv 17 from her mother at birth. Or does

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Can a child obtain Hpv 17 from her mother at birth. Or does there have had to have been a object entered into a canal.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.
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The transmission of HPV 17 during birth is possible though it is considered as highly uncommon or rare. Post delivery, due to close contact with the baby may be another possibility of the transmission of HPV virus. Please read this authentic resource for this virus transmission;
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12002819
The above mentioned authentic resource mentions following mode of transmission in children;
The modes of viral transmission in children remain controversial, including perinatal transmission, auto- and hetero-inoculation, sexual abuse, and, possibly, indirect transmission via fomites. Recent studies on perinatal infection with HPV have been inconclusive. It is still unclear how frequently perinatal infection progresses to clinical lesions, whether genital, laryngeal, or oral. Conflicting reports have been published on the prevalence of HPV infections in children. The current consensus is, however, that newborn babies can be exposed to cervical HPV infection of the mother.
So during birth there is a chance of transmission; though it very low.
Also read this resource:
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/483621_4
Vertical transmission of the HPV virus from infected mother to her infant can occur (de Jesus et al., 2003; Frazier, 1998; Hadlich & Kohl, 1998). Adams' (2001) classification scale for evaluating medical findings of suspected sexual abuse lists ano-genital warts/condyloma in a child younger than 2 years of age as a nonspecific finding for sexual abuse—perinatal transmission must be considered. Vertical transmission can occur through the bloodstream prior to birth, or at the time of birth, as the infant passes through the infected birth canal (Frazier, 1998).
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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.
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