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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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FERRA TORRES, Telma M.  and  RAMIREZ DURAN, Ingrid. Comprehensive attention to partners of men with condyloma acuminatum and the early diagnosis of cervical cancer. AMC [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.6, pp.121-128. ISSN 1025-0255.

Background: human papillomavirus is the causal agent of condylomaacuminatum and of cervical cancer. Condyloma acuminatum is generally caused by a human papillomavirus of low oncogenic risk but is a significant indicator of infection caused by a high-risk virus. Men play an important role in the epidemiology of cervical cancer. Objective: to relate the comprehensive attention to the female partners of men with condyloma acuminatum to the early diagnosis of cervical cancer. Methods: a descriptive-observational and cross-sectional study was conducted. The universe was composed of all the female partners of men with condyloma acuminatum that assisted to the dermatology consultation at the Manuel Ascunce Domenech Teaching Hospital in Camagüey from October 1st, 2010 to December 31st, 2011. A dermatological and gynecological examination was made; 5% acetic acid was applied for the sub-clinical detection and an organic cervical smear was made. Seventy-five women underwent a colposcopy and a cervical biopsy was made to those that presented alterations in the organic cervical smear. The information obtained was processed through the statistical program SPSS-10. The employed method was the descriptive statistics of distribution of absolute and relative frequencies. The results of the study were exposed in tables. Conclusions: almost all the women presented an evident infection caused by the human papillomavirus. The clinical form predominated in around three quarters of the total, the tenth part presented a sub-clinical form and the twenty-first part presented both. Of the organic cervical smears, the ninth part presented cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, almost the half were of high risk, which coincided with the histological study. The forth part of the colposcopies results were abnormal, being the leukoplakia and the acetowhite predominant. The necessity for conducting a comprehensive study of every female partner of a man with condyloma acuminatum was confirmed.


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