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In order to analyze the incidence and prevalence of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in penile carcinoma, we studied 49 patients with penile carcinoma. Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue samples were collected from 64 samples of penile carcinoma from the Hospital General Universitario (Albacete, Spain). Cases were histologically classified and the(More)
Anal condylomata are common in HIV-positive individuals and among men who have sex with men (MSM). Generally attributable to infection by low-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs), condylomata are considered benign low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (SILs). However, anal condylomata have occasionally been linked to high-grade SIL and to oncogenic,(More)
BACKGROUND Anti-CD34 antibodies label the bulge region of mouse hair follicles. However, in human hair follicles, CD34 immunoreactivity is found in the outer root sheath below the bulge zone. The immunohistochemical staining of CD34 in catagen and telogen follicles has not been evaluated. AIMS To characterize the expression of CD34 immunoreactivity at(More)
BACKGROUND Certain Human Papillomaviruses (HPVs) are the infectious agents involved in cervical cancer development. Detection of HPVs DNA is part of the cervical cancer screening protocols and HPVs genotyping has been proposed for its inclusion in these preventive programs. The aim of this study was to evaluate three novel genotyping tests, namely Qiagen(More)
BACKGROUND High-risk human Papillomavirus infection is a necessary factor for cervical squamous intraepithelial lesions and invasive cervical cancer. In HIV-1-infected women, HPV infection is more prevalent and a higher risk of cervical cancer has been identified. We aimed to calculate the prevalence of infection by HR-HPV, determine the factors associated(More)
Sarcomatoid carcinomas are rare tumors predominantly composed of spindle cells. This report describes two cases of penile sarcomatoid carcinoma with similar clinicopathological findings. Distinctive features of these tumors were the focal immunostaining that showed the sarcoma-like cells with keratin, smooth muscle actin and p16, and the absence of(More)
BACKGROUND Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines are recommended for girls prior to sexual debut because they are most effective if administered before girls acquire HPV. Little research has been done on HPV prevalence in girls who report not having passed sexual debut in high HPV-prevalence countries. METHODS Using attendance registers of randomly selected(More)
BACKGROUND Certain human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are the causative agents of cervical carcinomas in humans. The identification of the link between infection and cancer has resulted in the successful establishment of clinical strategies such as screening or vaccination programs, aiming to prevent this pathology. More than 150 different HPVs have been(More)
In Catalonia, a screening protocol for cervical cancer, including human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing using the Digene Hybrid Capture 2 (HC2) assay, was implemented in 2006. In order to monitor interlaboratory reproducibility, a proficiency testing (PT) survey of the HPV samples was launched in 2008. The aim of this study was to explore the repeatability(More)
Papillomaviruses (PVs) are widespread pathogens. However, the extent of PV infections in bats remains largely unknown. This work represents the first comprehensive study of PVs in Iberian bats. We identified four novel PVs in the mucosa of free-ranging Eptesicus serotinus (EserPV1, EserPV2, and EserPV3) and Rhinolophus ferrumequinum (RferPV1) individuals(More)