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.
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Practitioners: microbiologists, pathologists, infectologists, gynecologist, primary health care physician, primary health care nurses and epidemiologists; Researchers and laboratory workers


Book information

  • Published: July 2012
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-907568-74-9


This succinct review of the various facets of HPV invection and disease will be very useful for the intended audiences interested in this subject...There are no comparable books., Doody's Reviews

Table of Contents

Introduction and epidemiological data; Basic virology: Structure and nomenclature; Natural history and transmission: Anatomic distribution; Pathogenesis and clinical features; HPV infection and association with cancer; Diagnosis of HPV infection; Clinical utility of HPV testing; Treatment; Prevention: HPV vaccines.