Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis
"Recurrent" means something keeps happening again and again. "Respiratory" refers to the throat, voice box, and windpipe down to the lungs. "Papillomatosis" refers to wart-like growths caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.
RRP is a rare condition that causes one or more growths on a child’s voice box.
RRP is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is the same virus that causes genital warts. RPR can be passed from an infected mother with genital warts through the birth canal to her baby at birth. Luckily, most infants who are infected with HPV don't get RRP.