Rectovaginal examinations and human papillomavirus: can we decrease the risk of colorectal infection?

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Rectovaginal examination with gloves contaminated with vaginal secretions might increase the risk of human papillomavirus (HPV) inoculation of the rectum in women with genital HPV infections. Because of the high prevalence of asymptomatic genital HPV infections, and the association between HPV and colorectal malignancy, examination gloves should be changed between vaginal and rectal examinations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hurd, WW

Published Date

  • March 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 198 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 260.e1 - 260.e2

PubMed ID

  • 17905179

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6868

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ajog.2007.04.034


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States