HPV vax may cut risk of respiratory papillomatosis recurrences

Patients with recurrent disease and those newly diagnosed had equal benefit post-vaccination, Czech researchers say

The quadrivalent HPV vaccine is associated with a significantly lower risk of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis requiring surgery, results from a small trial show.

The findings also suggest that the earlier that affected patients receive their vaccine, the sooner they may show reduced burden of disease, according to researchers from the Czech Republic.

In their phase-3b non-randomised study, they enrolled 50 adults (median age 41; 78% male) newly diagnosed or recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RP) to assess

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