Genomic polymorphism of human papillomavirus type 52 predisposes toward persistent infection in sexually active women.

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We investigated the role of human papillomavirus (HPV) type 52 polymorphism in the persistence of HPV infection, which is a predictor for cervical lesions. Cervical samples obtained at 6-month intervals were tested for HPV-52 in 1055 women; 41, 12, and 58 women had persistent, transient, and unclassified HPV-52 infections, respectively. HPV-52 isolates were… (More)

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