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AmpathChat #16 - Cervical Cancer Screening - Role Of HPV DNA Based Screening And Cytology

Infectious Diseases

Feb 28, 2017 | Infectious Diseases

Dr Craig Corcoran & Dr Marcelle Myburgh

Genital infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection today, and persistent infection with high-risk genotypes is the cause of cervical cancer. Over 40 HPV genotypes infect mucosal surfaces, including the anogenital epithelium (e.g. cervix, vagina, vulva, rectum, urethra, penis and anus).

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