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Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis


Other Names for this Disease

  • Adult-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (type)
  • AORRP (type)
  • JORRP (type)
  • Juvenile laryngeal papilloma
  • Juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (type)
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Overview

Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is a rare viral disease where tumors (papillomas) grow in the air passages leading from the nose and mouth into the lungs (respiratory tract). Although the tumors can grow anywhere in the respiratory tract, their presence in the larynx (voice box) causes the most frequent problems, a condition called laryngeal papillomatosis. The tumors may vary in size and grow very quickly. They often grow back even when removed. RRP is caused by two types of human papillomavirus (HPV), called HPV 6 and HPV 11.[1]
Last updated: 11/21/2011

References

  1. Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis or Laryngeal Papillomatosis. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. October 2010; http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/pages/laryngeal.aspx. Accessed 11/21/2011.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Adult-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (type)
  • AORRP (type)
  • JORRP (type)
  • Juvenile laryngeal papilloma
  • Juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (type)
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.