Non-sexual transmission of human papillomavirus

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7045.1542a (Published 15 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1542
  1. Paul Mansour,
  2. Michael Abbott,
  3. Mohsen Iskander,
  4. Stephen Dundas
  1. Consultant in histopathology and cytopathology Consultant in genitourinary medicine Consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology Consultant in histopathology and cytopathology Southport and Formby NHS Trust, Southport General Infirmary, Southport, Merseyside PR8 6PH

    EDITOR,—The editorial on cervical human papillomavirus infection by Jeffrey F Hines and colleagues1 failed to address a problem which we have recently encountered and which is probably more widespread than its neglect in the literature would suggest.

    On the basis of a cervical biopsy which histologically showed mild koilocytosis only, a patient was advised that she had a wart virus infection of the cervix which must have been acquired sexually. She was in considerable distress as both she and her …

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