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Protocol for Evaluation of Patients with Anal HPV Infection

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for anal human papillomavirus (HPV) infection using the protocol of Chin-Hong and Palefsky.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, physical and lifestyle, prevention

ICD-10:

B20, R85, C21

Description:

Chin-Hong and Palefsky described a diagnostic protocol for the evaluation of patients at risk for anal Human Papillomavirus infection. This can help identify patients who may need interventions to prevent progression to anal carcinoma. The authors are from the University of California at San Francisco.

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