Human Papillomavirus Infections
From the Laboratory to Clinical Practice
- Fernando Cobo, Hospital de Poniente, Spain
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common causes of sexually transmitted diseases worldwide, both in men and women. Human papillomavirus infections provides the scientific background needed to understand the natural history and pathogenesis of HPV infection and offers discussion of its clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The book begins with chapters covering the epidemiology, virology, history and transmission of the infection, as well as its pathogenesis and clinical features. Following a discussion of the relationship between HPV and cancer, chapters in the second half of the book look at diagnosis, testing and treatment. The book concludes with detailed coverage of the prevention of HPV through worldwide vaccination programmes.
Practitioners:Â microbiologists, pathologists, infectologists, gynecologist, primary health care physician, primary health care nurses and epidemiologists; Researchers and laboratory workers