Prevalence of Cutaneous Warts Caused by Human Papillomaviruses and the Effect of Vitamin D with it's Distribution Among Patients in Thi-Qar Province


  • Haider Nasser Mahdi Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Thi-Qar, Thi-Qar 64001
  • Mohammed Jasim Mohammed Shallal Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Thi-Qar, Thi-Qar 64001
  • Alaa A. Naif Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, University of Thi-Qar, 64001, Iraq


Cutaneous warts, HPV (Human Papillomavirus), Vitamin-D


Background: Cutaneous warts represent prevalent skin lesions resulting from infection with
human papillomavirus (HPV) (Sterling et al., 2014). HPV, a diverse group of viruses capable
of infecting both skin and mucous membranes, can give rise to various conditions, prominently
including the development of warts. With over 100 distinct HPV types identified, the
association between specific strains and the manifestation of distinct wart types is wellestablished (Bernard et al., 2010).
Cutaneous warts are skin infection characterized by skin growths that high and rough. appear
in numerous regions of the body, most commonly on the hands, feet, and faces (Shallal et al.,
2023). warts caused by Human papillomavirus (HPV). According to previous studies there
are possible link between serum vitamin D insufficiency with developing of cutaneous warts
(Mahmoud & Ayyash, 2021). investigation of vitamin D aim in verifying the existence of a
relationship between vitamin D and the occurrence of cutaneous warts.
Aim: The aim of this study is to Investigate the serum levels of vitamin D in patients related
to the presence of cutaneous warts caused by human papillomavirus and in compared to healthy
Methods: Between October 2023 and December 2023, this research involved gathering
serum samples from 103 individuals diagnosed with cutaneous warts. Additionally, a control
group comprising 50 individuals of various ages without warts was included. The
determination of serum vitamin D levels was conducted using the electrochemiluminescence
(ECL) method


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