Human papillomavirus

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Background

  • Abbreviation: HPV
  • Most common STI in US.
  • Over 200 HPV types, with 40 that infect the genital mucosa [1]
  • Associated with cervical, vulvar, penile, anal and oropharyngeal cancer.
  • Vaccine available for adolescents 11 and older, and immunocompromised patients.

Clinical Features

  • Most infections asymptomatic
  • Anogenital warts (Condyloma acuminata)
    • painless flesh-colored papules or cauliflower-like projections
    • Contagious via skin contact
  • Cervical cancer

Differential Diagnosis

Sexually transmitted diseases

Evaluation

  • Clinical diagnosis
  • Pap smear for cervical lesions

Management

  • Safe-sex counseling

Disposition

Outpatient follow up

See Also

External Links

References

1. CDC: HPV

  1. Cdc.gov. (2018). Surveillance Manual | HPV | Vaccine Preventable Diseases | CDC. [online] Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/surv-manual/chpt05-hpv.html [Accessed 3 May 2018].

Authors:

Ross Donaldson