Brazilian Journal of Microbiology ()

A high prevalence of human papillomavirus 16 and 18 co-infections in cervical biopsies from southern Brazil

  • Sheile Pinheiro de Jesus,
  • Ana Carla Marques da Costa,
  • Regina Bones Barcellos,
  • Rubia Marília de Medeiros,
  • Cláudia Maria Dornelles da Silva,
  • Maria Lucia Rossetti

DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjm.2018.04.003
Journal volume & issue
Vol. 49, no. suppl 1
pp. 220 – 223

Abstract

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ABSTRACT HPV types 16 and 18 were studied in paraffin-fixed cervical biopsy collected in southern Brazil. HPV 16, HPV 18 and co-infection HPV 16/18 were identified in 10/57 (17.5%), 4/57 (7%) and in 43/57 (75.4%) samples, respectively. Southern Brazil has one of the highest prevalence rates of HPV 16/18 reported.

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