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J Rheum Dis. 2014 Apr;21(2):87-90. Korean. Case Report.
Kim YJ , Byon CK , Kim ES , Kim HJ , Jeong IH , An WS , Lee SY , Lee SW , Chung WT .
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Dong-A University, Busan, Korea.

Anogenital infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections worldwide. The majority of HPV infections are transient and subclinical, with subsequent clearance by the immune system. However, in some individuals, especially those with impaired immunity, HPV infection may persist and result in condyloma acuminatum, pre-cancerous cervical abnormalities, as well as cervical cancer. Because of the intrinsic immunological aberrations and immunosuppressive treatment, patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have higher prevalence of anogenital HPV infection, and SLE itself appears to be a major risk factor for HPV infection. HPV infection is sexually transmitted via genital contact; autogenesis of condyloma acuminatum without sexual contact is rare. In this case, a 27-year old virgin female with SLE was admitted to our clinic, presenting anogenital condyloma acuminata. It report that SLE patient can have a disease of anogenital HPV infection, despite the lack of sexual contact. Therefore, we recommend that patients with SLE have regular gynecological evaluations, in addition to prophylactic HPV vaccinations.

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