Which patients with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection are at a higher risk of persistent lesions and malignancy?

Updated: Feb 20, 2020
  • Author: Peter A Gearhart, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Strong epidemiologic evidence suggests that 10% of patients who had a high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HGSIL, which includes so-called moderate-to-severe dysplasia, carcinoma in situ [CIS], and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia [CIN] II and III) would have persistent lesions that eventually would progress to invasive cancer without treatment.


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