HPV Infection of the Cervix Uteri: Prevalence and Age Distribution of a Sexually Transmissible Disease in a Cancer Screening Program

  • D. Wagner
  • G. Gross
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There is growing evidence from both epidemiological and clinical studies that infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) as a sexually transmitted disease may play a role in the genesis and development of cervical and penile cancer (zur Hausen 1977; Meisels and Fortin 1976; Meisels and Morin 1981; Gissmann 1984; Gissmann et al. 1984).


Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia Uterine Cervix Precancerous Lesion Penile Cancer Visible Lesion 
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  • G. Gross

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