A Discussion of High-Risk HPV in a 6-Year-Old Female Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse

  • Cao C
  • Merjanian L
  • Pierre J
  • et al.
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Background . Human papilloma viruses (HPVs) cause a variety of clinical manifestations in children including skin warts, laryngeal papillomas, and condyloma acuminatum. Whereas the mode of transmission is well understood and management of HPV infection is clearly defined by guidelines in adults, less is known about the mode of transmission, natural history of disease, and appropriate management of high-risk anogenital HPV infections in children. Case . The patient is a previously healthy 6-year-old female who presented with multiple vaginal lesions causing pain and discomfort and was diagnosed with HPV 18 positive CIN I. Summary and Conclusion . Children infected with high-risk HPV subtypes remain a vulnerable patient population, and there is minimal literature on the natural history of disease and effects of overtreatment. Based on a literature review, conservative management, HPV vaccination, and consideration of the cervical cancer screening guidelines for adolescent females are an appropriate treatment course until more studies are reported on cervical cancer screening in survivors of child sexual abuse.




Cao, C. D., Merjanian, L., Pierre, J., & Balica, A. (2017). A Discussion of High-Risk HPV in a 6-Year-Old Female Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse. Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2017, 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/6014026

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