International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 52, Issue 1, pp 1–8 | Cite as

HPV infection in urology practice

  • Mehmet SarierEmail author
  • Ali Murat Ceyhan
  • Nevgun Sepin
  • Esin Ozel
  • Mehmet Murat Inal
  • Erdal Kukul
  • Ahmet Soylu
Urology - Review


Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common pathogen of sexually transmitted disease worldwide. While HPV is responsible for low-grade benign lesions in the anogenital area such as condyloma acuminatum, it is also strongly associated with cervical, anal, vulvar/vaginal, and penile carcinomas. In addition to being an oncogenic virus, HPV causes a substantial socioeconomic burden due to the recurrence of benign lesions, the lack of a definitive treatment option that provides a complete cure, and the high cost of treatment. The global incidence of HPV infection is rising, especially among young and sexually active individuals; as a result, in recent years these infections have also become increasingly conspicuous in urology practice, both as incidental findings and primary complaints. The aim of this review is to evaluate the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment modalities of HPV infections in light of the current literature from the urologist’s perspective.


HPV Human papillomavirus Condyloma acuminatum Wart Urology 



Condyloma acuminatum


Centers for disease control and prevention


Deoxyribonucleic acid


Food and drug administration


Human papilomavirus


Polymerase chain reaction





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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyIstinye UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyMedical Park HospitalAntalyaTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious DiseaseEducation and Research HospitalAntalyaTurkey
  4. 4.Department of PathologyAntalya Pathology LaboratoriesAntalyaTurkey
  5. 5.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyMemorial HospitalAntalyaTurkey
  6. 6.Department of UrologyMedical Park HospitalAntalyaTurkey
  7. 7.Department of UrologyGozde Academy HospitalMalatyaTurkey

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