Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Papillomavirus Infection Evaluation

Evaluation of HPV infection includes a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in men with HPV infection may include:

Physical findings in women with HPV infection may include:

Tests that may be used to evaluate HPV infection in women includes:
  • Pap smear
  • Colposcopy
  • HPV test
    • A newer molecular test is done on the sample of cervical cells by an automated system that detects the genetic code of the HPV virus.

Tests that may be used to evaluate HPV infection in males may include:
  • Acetowhitening:
    • Weak acid is applied to the penis, which turns tiny areas of infected skin white
  • PCR

Additional tests that may be used to identify other sexually transmitted diseases include:

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Papillomavirus Infection References
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