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Letters HPV vaccines

UK needs vaccine to protect against HPV types causing recurrent respiratory papillomatosis

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 18 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6672
  1. Michael P Rothera, president1,
  2. David M Albert, immediate past president1,
  3. Owain R Hughes, clinical research fellow2
  1. 1British Association for Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology (BAPO), UK
  2. 2University College London Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK
  1. mprothera{at}

We are pleased that the Department of Health is reviewing which human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to use in the national immunisation programme.1 As Jit and colleagues state, deciding between the bivalent and the quadrivalent vaccine is not straightforward. We would like to contribute to the decision making process by highlighting our experience of treating …

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