Document Type: Original Article

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Background: Anogenital wart is a common sexually transmitted disease affecting both genders. The aim of this study was to evaluate human papilloma virus types of anogenital warts with Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). Method: 65 formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue blocks of the anogenital warts obtained from the pathology lab of Loghman Hakim hospital were included in this study. Results: In 27 samples (41.5%), human papilloma virus was detected by PCR. In addition, low risk HPV types (6, 11) were identified in all samples without any positivity for high risk HPV types (16, 18, 31 and 33). Conclusion: By finding low risk HPV types in all samples, it could be concluded that Anogenital warts seems not to be precursors of anogenital malignancies.

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