In-Utero DES Exposure associated with a Higher Rate of Herpes and HPV infections

Development of cervical and vaginal squamous cell neoplasia as a late consequence of in utero exposure to diethylstilbestrol

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In 1984, the DES-Adenosis (DESAD) Project found that DES-exposed daughters are associated with a higher rate of herpes simplex virus and human papillomavirus infections.

1988 Study Abstract

During the last 14 years, several articles have given contradictory reports on prevalence rates of squamous cell neoplasia of the cervix and vagina in diethylstilbestrol (DES)-exposed progeny.

In 1984, the DES-Adenosis (DESAD) Project found that the incidence of cervical and vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia in DES-exposed daughters was twice as high as in a comparison group of unexposed women.

This was also associated with a higher rate of herpes simplex virus and human papillomavirus infections. Possible hypotheses on the etiology of the increased incidence of squamous neoplasia are discussed.

Sources and more information
  • Development of cervical and vaginal squamous cell neoplasia as a late consequence of in utero exposure to diethylstilbestrol,
    NCBI PMID: 2829071, Obstet Gynecol Surv. 1988 Jan;43(1):15-21.
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