Tag: HPV

  • Screening for cervical cancer

    Screening for cervical cancer

    EPIDEMIOLOGICAL BACKGROUND AND PRINCIPLES OF SCREENING: The cervical cancer represents 437,000 new cases per year worldwide and about 23 000 deaths. It is the second most common cancer after breast cancer corresponding to approximately 10% of female cancers. 80% of cases occur in developing countries, and 20% in developed countries. In France, about 3,400 cases…

  • Warts


    Warts are benign tumors of the skin or mucous membrane due to some papillomavirus (HPV). Clinical signs: – Soft growths (“cockscomb”), painless, sometimes grouped together (cauliflower appearance) or macules (flat condylomata) are more difficult to visualize. Warts can be external (vulva, penis, scrotum, perineum, anus) and / or internal (vagina, cervix, urethra, rectum, oral cavity…

  • Genital warts (Papillomavirus “HPV”)

    Genital warts (Papillomavirus “HPV”)

    Highly contagious genital infections caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Papillomavirus Clinical signs: – Genital warts (soft tumor, “cockscomb”) or flat warts (raised papules) painless and often multiple, with no sign.Usually localized lesions on the external genitals and the anus but rectum, vagina, cervix and urethra may be affected. In the absence of treatment, the…