IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 8 / Issue 2 / pii/1987021

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Diagnostic problems of cervico-vaginal infections by HPV

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1 Service of Gynecological Oncology, Institute of the Gynecologic and Obstetrics Clinic, University of Padua, Italy
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 1987, 8(2), 122–126;
Published: 10 April 1987
Abstract

The diagnostic problems of cervico-vaginal infections by HPV have been consi­dered. The colposcopic and cytological diagnoses have been compared with the histological one in order to evaluate the diagnostic reliability of the two methods of screening, and to seek evidence of those colposcopic and cytological aspects which, even if not pathognomic, are suggestive of HPV infection. The association between viral changes and CIN and the correlated problems have also been examined. The importance is underlined of screening and following up of HPV infections by the integrated use of colpocytology and colposcopy and of eventual aimed histologic checking as an improved prognostic evaluation, considering the potentiality of the evolutive risks of such infections. 

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