A 30-year-old woman presents for a routine physical examination. A cervical Pap smear is taken. A cluster of multinucleated squamous cells is shown in the image. A normal superficial squamous cell is present at the top of the field. This patient most likely has which of the following gynecologic diseases?
Herpes simplex virus infection
High-grade cervical dysplasia
|D.||Human papillomavirus infection|
Answer : D Human papillomavirus infection
Herpes simplex virus type 2 is a DNA virus that is a common cause of sexually transmitted genital infections.
Multinucleated giant cells with “ground glass” appearance of the nuclei are typical. The other choices do not present with multinucleated giant cells.