What is the prognosis of papillomavirus (HPV) infection?

Updated: Feb 20, 2020
  • Author: Peter A Gearhart, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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HPV infection primarily involves the basal epithelial cells. As a result, both recurrences and regressions are common. Prognosis is good, and most cases of genital warts are amenable to treatment. Patients who do not develop immunity to HPV can develop potentially serious sequelae.


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