Prevalence and viral load of 51 genital human papillomavirus types and three subtypes

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

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Of the 120 known human papillomaviruses (HPV), 51 HPV types infect the genital mucosa. Very little is known about the prevalence and viral load of the majority of these low-risk (Lr-) HPV types in screening populations. We determined the prevalence of 51 HPV types and three subtypes in 999 consecutive BD-SurePath liquid-based cervical cytology samples collected during routine gynecological health checks from Belgian women. This series of screening samples was enriched with ASC-US (n = 100), low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion LSIL (n = 100) and high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesi…

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