HPV viral load determination during pregnancy as a possible cervical cancer risk.

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Pregnancy may be a risk factor for cervical human papillomavirus (HPV) infection due to associated increased hormonal level and immunosuppression. Although a majority of such infections are transient, persistent infection may lead to premalignant/malignant cervical lesion. The viral burden is thought to be an indicator for persistence of the infection and… (More)

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