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Rev Mex Urol. 2018 November-December;78(6):459-68 DOI: https://doi.org/10.24245/revmexurol.v78i6.2421
María Dolores Guerrero-Putz,1 Alberto Maya-Epelstein,1 Ramón García-Galaviz,2 Daniel Olvera-Posada1
1 Tecnológico de Monterrey, Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, GIEE Genética Humana, Instituto de Cirugía, Hospital Zambrano Hellion, Monterrey, Nuevo León.
2 Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Mexico City.
Human papillomavirus is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases worldwide and is the causal agent of anogenital warts. It is a highly contagious disease that has a predilection for skin keratinocytes and its entry pathway tends to be areas exposed through microtrauma or abrasions. Males who have sex with males and immunocompromised patients are the groups that have the greatest predisposition to infection by human papillomavirus. The diagnosis of lesions is clinical for the most part and there is currently no consensus on treatment for those lesions for the entire population. At present, there are different management options, whose indications depend on the experience of the physician, patient preference, and treatment availability, among others.
KEYWORDS: Human papillomavirus; Papillomavirus infection; Keratinocytes; Sexually transmitted diseases; Dermabrasion.
Daniel Olvera Posada