Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common causes of sexually transmitted diseases worldwide, both in men and women. Human papillomavirus infections provides the scientific background needed to understand the natural history and pathogenesis of HPV infection and offers discussion of its clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The book begins with chapters covering the epidemiology, virology, history and transmission of the infection, as well as its pathogenesis and clinical features. Following a discussion of the relationship between HPV and cancer, chapters in the second half of the book look at diagnosis, testing and treatment. The book concludes with detailed coverage of the prevention of HPV through worldwide vaccination programmes.
Dr. Fernando Cobo works at the Microbiology Section at the Hospital de Poniente, Almeria, Spain. Over the last five years he has worked as a practitioner in medicine, and a researcher and microbiologist at the Infectious Pathology Unit of the University Hospital Virgen de las Nieves and he also worked as microbiology advisor at the Stem Cell Bank of Andalucia, both located in Spain.
"This succinct review of the various facets of HPV infection and disease will be very useful for the many different audiences who are interested in this subject. There are no comparable books. Most other books about HPV are either intended for special audiences or do not cover the material in as much depth or detail."
-Archana NMI Chatterjee, MD (Creighton University), Doody's Book Review Service