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Little is known of the in vivo role of the immune system in controlling human papillomavirus infection in the genital tract. The authors have studied 125 closely monitored patients with genital warts. Of these 125 patients, wart regression was seen in 28 patients. This study provides evidence that clearance of human papillomavirus from the genital tract is(More)
Mycoplasmas have been suggested as a co-factor to explain various puzzling features of infection by human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1). We sought Mycoplasma fermentans by means of a semi-nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in samples of peripheral-blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), throat swabs, and urine samples from 117 HIV-seropositive patients (of(More)
Fibrocalculous pancreatic diabetes (previously known as tropical pancreatic diabetes) is a rare cause of diabetes confined to countries within the tropical belt. The aetiology of fibrocalculous pancreatic diabetes is thought to be environmental although the agent(s) is unknown. We have investigated a possible genetic basis of this disease by looking for(More)
Increasing evidence suggests that human papillomavirus (HPV) infection of the female anogenital tract is multifocal. Less is known of the distribution of HPVs in men. To investigate this, a prospective study was conducted of 116 men consecutively attending a clinic for ablative treatment of anogenital warts. Wart tissue, urethral swabs, and urine were(More)
In an attempt to assess the multifocal nature of anogenital HPV infection in men, skin biopsies, urethral swabs and urine specimens were obtained from 100 men with genital dermatoses. The specimens were examined for the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31 and 33 using the polymerase chain reaction and Southern blotting techniques.(More)
OBJECTIVES--To investigate the relationship between clinical findings and the detection of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA in a range of anatomical sites in patients with and without anogenital warts. SUBJECTS--Men and women with a clinical diagnosis of anogenital warts, or a current partner with anogenital warts. SETTING--A department of genitourinary(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA in urethral and urine specimens from men with and without sexually transmitted diseases. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Two London departments of genitourinary medicine PATIENTS 100 men with urethral gonorrhoea, 31 men with penile warts and 37 men with genital dermatoses. METHODS(More)
The features and clinical course of chronic balanitis in 5 patients are presented. In each case, histological examination of a cutaneous biopsy sample showed pronounced features of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. In addition, HPV DNA was demonstrated in each biopsy specimen by a polymerase chain reaction and was found to be type 6 by Southern blot(More)
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