Prevaccination distribution of human papillomavirus types in women attending at cervical cancer screening in Belgium.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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INTRODUCTION: Before the introduction of vaccination against human papillomaviruses (HPV) as a new strategy of combating cervical cancer, it is required to describe the baseline prevalence of HPV infection as well as the distribution of the different HPV types in the population and among women with cervical lesions.MATERIALS AND METHODS: Approximately 10,000 liquid cervical cell samples from women, resident of Flanders (North Belgium) and participating in cervical cancer screening, were assessed cytologically and virologically with a multiplex real-time PCR using primers targeting the E6/E7

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