Genital human papillomavirus types in immunocompetent and immunodepressed women in northeast Italy: Prevalence and cytomorphological correlations

Annarosa Del Mistro, Laura Bonaldi, Roberta Bertorelle, Daria Minucci, Marzia Franzetti, Annamaria Cattelan, Emanuela Bonoldi, Roberto Sposetti, Angela Torrisi, Luigi Chieco-Bianchi

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Abstract

Objective. We evaluated the prevalence of genital human papillomavirus (HPV) types in correlation with cytomorphological findings in patients at different risk for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia living in northeast Italy. Methods. Exfoliated cervicovaginal cells from 943 women, who were divided into three groups, were analyzed by polymerase chain reaction. Results. Overall, HPV prevalence rates were 7%, 38%, and 52%, respectively. The single most frequent type was HPV 16 (18%), followed by types 6, 31, 53, 58, 61, and novel/unidentified (5-7%); other types had a frequency

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-20
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • HGSIL
  • HIV
  • HPV
  • LGSIL
  • PCR
  • RFLP
  • Types

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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