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Is it possible to have mild dysplasia w/o HPV ?

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Dear Dr. i have a sister in-law and she says she has mild dysplasia, but does not have HPV. Can you explain that to me. Because by what I have read she does have HPV,yet she says and reassures that she doesn't. Thank you.


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replied September 12th, 2007
Herpes and Genital Warts Answer A3273
Some serotypes of Human papiloma virus (HPV-16,18 etc.) cause cervical dysplasion. Dysplasion is a precancerous lesion that in time can be transformed into cervical cancer. HPV-infections are found in 90% of cases of women with cervical carcinoma or dysplasion. But in 10% of cases, an HPV-infection is not found. Your sister-in-law can take a DNA-HPV-test to exclude or confirm the presence of an HPV-infection.


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