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What does Koilocytosis indicate?

Koilocytes, also known as halo cells, are a type of epithelial cell that develops following a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. For instance, their nuclei, which contain the cell's DNA, are an irregular size, shape, or color. Koilocytosis is a term that refers to the preasence of koilocytes.

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Thereof, what is Koilocytic change?

A koilocyte is a squamous epithelial cell that has undergone a number of structural changes, which occur as a result of infection of the cell by human papillomavirus.

Also Know, what is mild dysplasia? Cervical dysplasia is when there are abnormal, or precancerous, cells in and around a woman's cervix. Abnormal changes in cells can be mild, moderate, or severe. The presence of cervical dysplasia does not mean you have cervical cancer. But the cells could lead to cancer if they are not treated.

Herein, what does HPV cytopathic effect mean?

Cytopathic effect or cytopathogenic effect (abbreviated CPE) refers to structural changes in host cells that are caused by viral invasion. The infecting virus causes lysis of the host cell or when the cell dies without lysis due to an inability to reproduce.

Does HPV go away?

In most cases, HPV goes away on its own and does not cause any health problems. But when HPV does not go away, it can cause health problems like genital warts and cancer. Genital warts usually appear as a small bump or group of bumps in the genital area.

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