Lobna Abdelsalam

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The association of human papillomavirus (HPV) with cervical cancer is well established. To investigate HPV genotype distribution and co-infection occurrence in cervical specimens from a group of Egyptian women. A group of 152 women with and without cervical lesions were studied. All women had cervical cytology and HPV testing. They were classified according(More)
Background.  Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an underappreciated cause of pediatric liver disease, most frequently acquired by vertical transmission (VT). Current guidelines that include the option of screening infants for HCV RNA at 1-2 months are based on data prior to current real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based testing. Previous studies have(More)
OBJECTIVES The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) only recommends risk-based HCV screening for pregnant women in the United States. This study sought to determine the reliability of risk-based versus universal HCV screening for pregnant women in Egypt, a country with the world's highest HCV prevalence that also relies on risk-based screening,(More)
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