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In order to analyse human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in the Senegalese population, HPV DNA was sought in 65 women with evidence of cervical cytological abnormality and in 72 pregnant women. Ninety-four percent of the patients were positive for HPV DNA as compared to 24% of pregnant women. HPV 16 was detected in cervical smears in 42% of cases, HPV 18 in(More)
In hepatocellular carcinoma, mutation within the p53 gene occurs mainly at codon 249 and its frequency has been associated with exposure to aflatoxin. As Senegal is a country where liver cancer incidence is one of the highest in the world and where people are highly exposed to aflatoxin, we screened 15 liver cancer samples from this country for mutation at(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of videomicroscopy image selection for expert consultation in cervical cytology. STUDY DESIGN One hundred diagnostically difficult cervical cytologic smears were selected and rescreened by a general pathologist who chose, from each slide, four or five fields featuring abnormal cells. Video images were(More)
Antibodies against eight synthetic peptides spanning different epitopes located on L1, L2, and E4 proteins of human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16, 6, and 11 were examined in sera from 73 women infected by HPV and from 139 healthy controls. Only three of these peptides were reactive. Two located on proteins L2 and E4 of HPV 16 seem type specific since(More)
Anti-hepatitis C virus antibodies were searched for in 45 burnt patients, at the time of burn injury and more than 6 months after burn injury. HCV infection was detected in 18% as a consequence of the numerous transfusions of blood or blood derivatives used during the post-burn treatment. Five patients displayed evidence of anti-C100, anti-C33c and(More)
We report on proximal symphalangism of the four last fingers, transmitted through five generations of an African family. Intrafamilial variations of the disorder are due to the heterogeneity of associated anomalies. This familial trait resembles multiple synostosis disease, however, it is not restricted to synostoses and appears to be more generalised. To(More)
Eight monoclonal antibodies directed against the surface protein of hepatitis B virus (HBV) were tested using an epitope-mapping system (Pepscan) for characterizing antigenic domains. Four different amino acid sequences corresponding to linear epitopes were identified: one in pre-S1 corresponding to the sequence 29-36, two in pre-S2 corresponding to(More)
Cervical cells obtained by scraping from 126 women living in the Tours area, France, were tested for the presence of HPV 16 infection, using the PCR method. In all samples analysed no evidence was found of HPV 16 b subtype. The incidence of HPV 16 infection ranged from 4% in women without history of genital HPV infection to 48% in women with high-grade(More)
One hundred ninety-six cervical scrapings were obtained for simultaneous research of cell abnormalities in Papanicolaou smears and detection of genital human papillomavirus (HPV) genotypes by polymerase chain reaction in extracted DNA from each clinical sample. The samples described by six discriminant cytologic parameters, and a synthetic(More)