High-risk Human Papillomavirus Infection in Low Risk Women: Incidence, Patient Characteristics, and Clinical Meaning for Cervical Cancer

@inproceedings{Lee2012HighriskHP,
  title={High-risk Human Papillomavirus Infection in Low Risk Women: Incidence, Patient Characteristics, and Clinical Meaning for Cervical Cancer},
  author={Sung Jong Lee and Seung Geun Yeo and Dong Choon Park},
  booktitle={International journal of medical sciences},
  year={2012}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the incidence of high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and its clinical meaning. METHODS Total 28,339 women attending our hospital for routine gynecologic care underwent Papanicolaou test (PAP test) and high-risk HPV tests. Biopsies were taken from some women and their results were compared. RESULTS The prevalence of high-risk HPV infection is 24.15%. And the women aged 20-29 years had the highest prevalence (32.3%) compared to 30-70 years (P<0.05). Of the… CONTINUE READING

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