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Minerva Ginecologica 2000 December;52(12):503-8

language: Italian

Genital Human Papillomavirus lesions of the male sexual partners

Lauro C., Ammaturo F. P., Quirino L., Rotondi M., Soriano A., Panariello S.


Background. The authors report the results of a clinical - peniscopic study of the genital regions in the male sexual partners of woman with proven genital Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection because of its contagiousness, incidence rate and relation with premalignant lesions.
Methods. From January 1998 to March 1999, 137 sex partners of women with HPV genital infection were investigated by clinical evaluation, cytologic examination of a urethral brushing and peniscopy at the Cervico­vaginal Pathology Center of the Gynecology and Obstetrics Institute of the Second Uni-versity of Naples. All patients with a clinical and/or peniscopic evidence of infection were submitted to biopsy for histologic examination.
Results. On peniscopy 29.9% (41 patients) of men presented lesions either typical of suspecious for HPV infection at the first and/or at the second control.
Conclusions. These data confirm that HPV infection, as all sexually trasmitted diseases, needs a prevention and control program involving male and female to obtain a good recovery rate and a lowest diffusion.

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