Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Dysplasia of the Cervix Underlying Cause


  • Most cervical dysplasia results from irritation or inflammation of the cells that make up the surface of the cervix.
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common cause of cervical dysplasia.
  • Other infections may also cause cervical dysplasia.

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Last Updated: Apr 8, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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