Evidence of human papillomavirus in the placenta.

  title={Evidence of human papillomavirus in the placenta.},
  author={Christine Weyn and Dominique Thomas and Jacques Jani and Meriem Guizani and Cath{\'e}rine Donner and Michel Van Rysselberge and Christine P. Hans and Michel Bossens and Yvon Englert and V{\'e}ronique Fontaine},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={203 3},
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an epitheliotropic virus typically infecting keratinocytes but also possibly epithelial trophoblastic placental cells. In the present study, we set out to investigate whether HPV can be recovered from transabdominally obtained placental cells to avoid any confounding contamination by HPV-infected cervical cells. Thirty-five placental samples from women undergoing transabdominal chorionic villous sampling were analyzed, and we detected HPV-16 and HPV-62 in 2… CONTINUE READING

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