Different detectability of high-risk HPV in smears from incident and prevalent high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions of the cervix.


Human papillomavirus (HPV) status in cervical smears from cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) 2/3 diagnosed in 36 of 892 women with a history of normal cytology and colposcopy (incident CIN 2/3) was compared with CIN 2/3 in 40 patients with a history of abnormal cytology (prevalent CIN 2/3). In all patients cervical smears for HPV testing and cytology… (More)


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