2. Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry.
3. Dermatology Venerology department, National hospital of Donka.
4. Pediatry Departement, National hospital of Donka.
5. Kofi Annan University of Guinea.
6. National Training and Research Centre in Rural Health of Mafèrinyah, Forécariah, Guinea.
Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and factors associated with human Papilloma virus infection in the department of Dermatology-Venerology of the Donka National Hospital in Conakry, Guinea.
Methods: This was a descriptive and analytical cross-sectional study over a 6-month period (from 1 November 2016 to 30 April 2017). We included patients visiting the department of Dermatology-Venereology of the Donka National Hospital of Conakry.
Results: Of the 3,000 patients visiting the facility during the study period, 327 had clinical symptoms of HPV infection (10.90%) with a female and younger-aged predominance. 60.24%were respectively single. Clinical symptoms were mainly common warts (30.58%), flat warts (18.65%), and plantar warts (13.15%)and the most frequent locations were the upper limbs (42.20%), the vulvovaginal region (24.46%) and the forehead (19.57%). Factors associated with mucosal infection were HIV infection, history of sexually transmitted infection, multiple sexual partnership while the tropism location were associated withmicro trauma and erosions.
Conclusion: Human papilloma virus infections are common in our context with various clinical presentations and locations. The risk factors vary according to the type of infection’s tropism (mucosal or cutaneous tropism).
Keywords: Epidemiology, clinical, risk factors, HPV, tumors