Human papillomavirus (HPV) detection and Papanicolaou cytology in low-resource women in Posadas city, Misiones, Argentina.

@article{Badano2011HumanP,
  title={Human papillomavirus (HPV) detection and Papanicolaou cytology in low-resource women in Posadas city, Misiones, Argentina.},
  author={Ines Badano and Ren{\'e} W Pedrozo and Laura S Ru{\'i}z D{\'i}az and Juan Antonio Galuppo and Mar{\'i}a Alejandra Picconi and Rodolfo Hector Campos and Domingo Javier Liotta},
  journal={Revista Argentina de microbiologia},
  year={2011},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={263-7}
}
The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of HPV infection and cervical lesions present in women who attended a health center in a low-resource area of the city of Posadas, Misiones, Argentina. Cervical cell samples (n = 163) were processed for Papanicolaou cytology and HPV-PCR tests. Socio-cultural risk factors were estimated using the odds ratio (OR, CI 95 %). Cervical lesions were detected in 14.7 % of women. The general prevalence of HPV infection was of 38 %. The most… CONTINUE READING

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